Laser Cosmetic Gum Treatment in Austin
Fixing gummy smiles and straightening gum lines
Crown lengthening for gummy smiles
A “gummy” smile is one where the appearance of the upper teeth is overshadowed by excessive gum tissue. This condition can be remedied with a procedure called crown lengthening. Our doctors use lasers to gently remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the natural tooth. As needed, they will also sculpt the bone around the gum line so that an attractive amount of the tooth is exposed.
Lasers provide the benefit of sealing the ends of blood vessels during the procedure, so there is no need for cutting or suturing and little or no discomfort following the treatment.
Gum recontouring to straighten gum lines
The laser procedure used to sculpt gummy smiles is also used for altering an uneven gum line. Excess gum tissue is removed around a single tooth or teeth to create a more consistent appearance.
Minimally invasive dental lasers
When providing cosmetic treatment to your gums, our doctors use soft tissue lasers that seal blood vessels and nerve endings, allowing for faster healing and reducing postoperative discomfort.
Soft tissue lasers can be set to specific frequencies to allow penetration at different depths and densities and leave little or no impact on surrounding tissue.
Ilase soft tissue laser
We use the iLase handheld laser featuring a proprietary ComfortPulse™ mode of operation that allows laser energy to be delivered in short pulses, providing you with a more comfortable procedure.
Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation
If you would like to correct flaws with your gum line, meet with Dr. Lori or John Babineau to learn about the laser procedures and find out if this is the appropriate treatment for you. To help our patients achieve the smile they want and deserve, we offer a complimentary cosmetic consultation with features the following.
- Discuss your smile goals with the doctor
- Receive a smile analysis
- Preview your smile options with SNAP! digital imaging software
- Explore our state-of-art treatment options
- Receive a plan for treatment
- All your questions will be answered
To make an appointment, call 512.306.8900 or click here to request an appointment online.