As an expert in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Alani recognizes that teeth aren’t the only factor that play a role in creating a beautiful smile. In many cases, the gums also matter. When there is an excessive amount of gum tissue present or they are uneven, it can be distracting and make you less likely to show your smile off to friends and family. With the help of gummy smile correction in Uptown Houston, you can quickly, effectively, and conservatively adjust your gums to show more of your smile and even make room for future restorations if you desire. Call our office today to schedule an appointment or learn more about the process!
Gummy smile correction specifically refers to the removal of excess gum tissue in order to expose more natural tooth structure. This is commonly recommended for teeth that appear stubby or shorter than usual due to gum tissue covering the teeth, making the smile appear “gummy.” While this can make you feel self-conscious about your smile’s appearance, excess gum tissue can also make it more difficult to complete other treatments, whether they be cosmetic or restorative. For example, it’s not uncommon to complete gummy smile correction to make room for dental crowns or veneers.
Ahead of treatment, our office takes the time to explain each step of the process to help you get comfortable. Once you’re informed and feel ready to begin, Dr. Alani will start by gently removing excess gum tissue using a highly precise and delicate soft tissue laser. This instrument is far more effective not only at improving the healing process, but conserving gum tissue that should be kept.
By the end of treatment, which usually can be completed in a single appointment, you will have a gum line that is symmetrical and a smile that is truly beautiful! Following your procedure, you should only experience mild discomfort for the next few days. Our soft tissue laser technology ensures this healing process is as quick as possible.
There are many benefits to pursuing gummy smile correction from Dr. Alani. For example, you can expect: