Dr. Shepherd on Gum Reshaping Read Transcript
Reshaping of the gum tissue can make a big difference in the way a smile looks. Some people are blessed with a very, very gummy smile, where they simply have way too much gum tissue showing when they smile. And other people have very, very short teeth, and really need longer teeth. So gum shaping is something that we can do here in the office, where we're either trimming away, or we're augmenting the existing tissue that you have to give you a natural and beautiful smile, with not just the teeth, but the gum tissue.
A lot of us underestimate how much the gum tissue plays into what our smile looks like. But once you start seeing the difference that it makes to change that gum tissue, to an ideal state, it's kind of mind-blowing how much a difference it makes in the look of the smile overall.
At our Albuquerque, NM dentist office, Dr. Ryan Shepherd and our compassionate team offer a diverse selection of dentistry services to improve your appearance and health!
You can even combine gum reshaping with other cosmetic dentistry services to design your custom smile makeover!
What A Gummy Smile Treatment Can Do For You
Even if your gums are healthy and pink, you may be less than happy with how much of them show when you smile. At Uptown Dental Associates, we don’t just do teeth. We can improve every aspect of your smile, including your gumline.
Following a gum reshaping treatment, you will have an ideal balance of teeth and gums – not to mention a significant boost in self-esteem! Instead of worrying about your appearance, you’ll be able to fully enjoy each happy moment!
What To Expect During Your Gummy Smile / Gum Reshaping Treatment
When you arrive at our Albuquerque, NM dentist office, our friendly team members will greet you warmly and help you relax. Then, we will:
- Closely examine the inside of your mouth and carefully plan your “gummy smile” treatment based on your smile goals
- Numb the area for optimum comfort
- Quickly remove a small amount of excess gum tissue using our state-of-the-art NV Pro 3 dental laser
Depending on how much tissue needs to be removed, we may need to use traditional oral surgery methods for your gum reshaping treatment.