Many people suffer from “gummy smiles,” in which gum tissue overgrows the teeth, making the teeth appear short. Gum recontouring is a laser dentistry procedure that allows excess gum tissue to be removed and the gums to be reshaped for a beautiful, balanced smile.
Hayward cosmetic dentist Dr. Gary G. Fong has helped a number of patients restore their self-confidence in their smiles with gum recontouring. To learn if this procedure is right for you, please call 510-582-8727 to schedule your personal consultation; Dr. Fong welcomes patients from the greater Castro Valley, San Leandro and Union City, California, areas.
How Gum Recontouring Works
Dr. Fong is passionate about smile aesthetics, and he will take precise measurements of your gums and teeth to design a custom gum recontouring plan to provide pleasing, natural-looking results.
The procedure itself is a simple outpatient treatment that uses a laser to gently eliminate excess gum tissue and refine the contours of your gumline. A local anesthetic may be used to numb your gums, but the laser cauterizes and seals the gum tissue during treatment, which minimizes bleeding and prevents infection.
Gum Recontouring and Smile Makeovers
Gum recontouring provides instantly noticeable results, and it is often a component of smile makeovers.
In smile makeovers, a customized blend of cosmetic dentistry procedures is used to address multiple aesthetic problems. Gum recontouring, for example, may be used in conjunction with teeth whitening to enhance both the brightness and symmetrical appearance of your smile.
For more information about gum recontouring or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, please contact Dr. Gary G. Fong today. Dr. Fong welcomes patients from the Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro and Union City, California, areas.