Laser Gum Reshaping
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures at our Wilmette practice is laser Gum Reshaping. It is frequently performed in conjunction with the placement of porcelain veneers.
Laser gum reshaping is a virtually painless procedure that uses laser technology to carefully sculpt your gum line. During the procedure, Dr. Kohler will numb your gums with a local anesthetic to prevent discomfort. He will then use a diode laser to delicately remove soft tissue and reshape your gum line.
If you feel self-conscious about your gumline, there are ways to change it. Laser Gum Reshaping is considered a surgery that carries minor risks and is also more effective when compared to traditional methods. Dr. Kohler has been practicing for over 30 years and has honed his skills as a qualified surgeon.
Gum contouring involves little downtime, but complete healing might take days or weeks, depending on the extent of the surgery. You may have to limit some activities for a day or two based on how you feel and any tenderness you may have.
Am I a Candidate?
For those with excessively gummy smiles, reshaping has many aesthetic benefits. It makes the gumline look much more symmetrical and creates a more uniform and proportionate smile. The procedure can also help patients whose teeth appear to be oddly shaped or small. Gum contouring is used on a small number of teeth or all the teeth that show when you smile.
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