Many patients come to Nederland Family Dental wanting to improve the appearance of their smiles. You can easily find information about cosmetic dentistry at just about every turn – veneers, teeth whitening, and porcelain crowns have all received a certain level of fame when it comes to discussing the appearance of teeth.
What we don’t often hear about, however, is how your gums can affect the appearance of your smile. For some patients, though, this can be a really big deal if their gums are bulky or look overgrown.
Treating Gummy Smiles
One of the biggest complaints about the appearance of gum tissue is having a "gummy smile." This occurs when the gums extend too far onto the tooth structure and make teeth appear shortened. A gummy smile can also create an irregular appearance, making some teeth look shorter than others.
Gum sculpting in our Nederland, TX dental office provides our patients with solutions so they can have the smile they always wanted. We use laser dentistry because it provides patients with greater comfort, less bleeding, and a virtually pain-free experience.
We can combine gum sculpting with other cosmetic treatments such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers to complete your new look.
Periodontal Gum Treatments
Gum sculpting can remove unhealthy pocketing and diseased tissue to assist with healing while undergoing periodontal treatments. This allows healthy tissue to flourish and patients to have a better chance at proper healing while preventing bacteria from collecting in pockets and perpetuating disease.
Laser gum treatments use light energy to simultaneously remove and seal the gum tissue without cutting or stitches.
For more information about gum sculpting in the Nederland, TX area, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Whitney Gomez, who is experienced in soft tissue laser treatments. We look forward to hearing from you!