An overly gummy smile can make you feel like you have to hide your otherwise lovely grin. Even people with healthy, straight, white teeth can feel self-conscious about their appearance if too much gum shows when they smile. Our Atlanta West Dentistry team understands this kind of problem and is here to help with Marietta gum reshaping.Dr. Travis Watson on Gum Reshaping Read Transcript
One of the things that we evaluate when we look at smile design is where are the gum levels or where's the lip line when the patient smiles. If the patient smiles and shows a lot of gum tissue, that can be something that is it makes a big impact on their smile and some patients don't think about that until we start looking at the mock-up. If you look at a lot of celebrities these days, there actually are a lot of celebrities that have gummy smiles. Our goal is to help patients understand how a gummy smile may impact, say, a final result when we're talking about a smile makeover and if we look at a mock-up and say yes, oh my gosh, that would look so much better if the gums were a little bit higher and then we start talking about how can we get to that result.
That can be a very conservative approach, actually. We have what's called a carbon dioxide laser, which is extremely conservative way of just slightly removing a little bit of gum tissue and enabling a tooth to look a little bit longer and to show less gum. Sometimes, we also look at symmetry, so you want the right and left side of the patient's face to look very much the same. Sometimes, there's an easy solution to try to enable that to happen.
While gaining your ideal, confident smile with gum reshaping and gummy smile treatment, you’ll also benefit from our:
- Modern laser technology, which results in more precise results based on your expectations
- Office full of skilled cosmetic dentistry professionals who will guide you along the way
- Sedation options to relieve any dental anxiety and ensure your total comfort
Call us today at 770-744-4619 to ask any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation on gum reshaping treatment. You’ll find us at 1808 Powder Springs Road SW – in the 30064 ZIP code.
Correct Your Smile Comfortably & Correctly
Our gummy smile treatment is fast, simple, and virtually painless. It’s just a matter of lengthening your crowns (the white part of your teeth) so you can smile with more confidence. We do this by using nonsurgical diode laser technology, which ensures:
- A higher level of precision and speed than with a traditional scalpel
- Less bleeding (if any at all) than traditional gum surgery
- A faster healing period so you can enjoy your new, balanced smile ASAP
For more severe cases, we will even work with a local periodontist to help you achieve the exact results you desire. Our expertise combined with our trusted periodontist’s help will ensure you receive the smile you’ve always wanted.
Call 770-744-4619 today so we can discuss your specific desires for your smile. After Marietta gum reshaping at Atlanta West Dentistry, you will no longer have to remember to keep your lips closed when you smile. Get started on your smile today!