If your smile is all gums, it might be due to your gum contour or an excessive amount of tissue surrounding your gums. The best smiles display a nice balance of teeth and gums. Fortunately, gum re-contouring is a safe, gentle and effective procedure to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums. At our Houston dental clinic, we carefully eliminate the excess tissue to bring harmony to your smile.

Several factors can contribute to gums sitting too low or too high. When gums come up high and cover a significant portion of your teeth, teeth appear too small. This can be the result of a health issue, genetics or a prescription drug side effect.

Gum recession can make teeth appear to be too long. This condition occurs when the tissue pulls away from the tooth, exposing the root. This not only makes teeth appear abnormally long, it poses serious dental health risks. It can also be a sign of periodontal disease, the deterioration of important supporting structures of teeth, such as gums and bone.

Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure, our Houston dentists offer, performed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of teeth and gums. The procedure of adding gum tissue to repair recession and trimming excess tissue that has grown over part of the crown is not considered cosmetic.

Smile Artist Dentistry offers many virtually painless gum reshaping procedures. These non-surgical treatment options treat your gums using the most innovative laser technology.  This easy, accessible solution requires minimal recovery time.

The process of reshaping the gum line is fast and relatively pain-free. A local anesthetic is applied to the treatment area before a special laser is used to gently remove excess soft tissue displaying more of the tooth surface. There is minimal discomfort, if any, during the procedure. In addition, little to no recovery time is necessary. The sterile state-of-art laser helps promote fast healing.

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