Some people have teeth that look too “short” due to the relationship between their teeth and gums, thus creating a “gummy” smile. Our WaterLase laser can be used for a procedure called “gum contouring” (gummy smile treatment) to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the crown of the tooth. In fact, your gum line can be carefully sculpted with a gummy smile treatment to create just the right proportion between gum tissue and tooth surface – and the result is a better looking smile. A crown lengthening procedure (clp) will help your remove excess gum and exposes more of the natural teeth.
If the gum is uneven around a tooth, gum contouring or a crown lengthening procedure (clp) can balance the way your tooth and gum look. The procedure produces a consistent; even gum line that is aesthetically pleasing.
Many a time, with the excessive show of the gums, people also complain of having dark coloured gums. Normally, the cosmetic dental procedures that are performed at Smilekraft Dentistry also have health benefits. But converting the dark coloured gums to pink is one procedure that is purely cosmetic. The dark coloured gums are just an extra show of melanin pigments which do not have any harmful effects. We remove this pigmentation using our WaterLase laser to make the procedure least painful while achieving good results almost immediately.
Sometimes, tooth roots can become exposed as gums recede in time, making you look older than you are. The recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal disease. Whatever the reason, exposed roots are unappealing and can leave you at risk of developing cavities on your tooth root. Soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession and to protect your vulnerable roots from decay.