When you look in the mirror, do you like the smile you see? While many people attribute the appearance of the teeth as the secret to an attractive smile, your gum line is equally important. Whether from excess tissue, damage, or infection, it’s easy to feel embarrassed by the imperfections. Gum sculpting in Aurora can resolve your concerns to give you a proportionate smile. Using the pinpoint accuracy of a soft tissue laser, we’ll create the beautiful gum line you deserve to invest in a radiant smile.
Cosmetic gum sculpting is used for aesthetic reasons, such as to correct an uneven gum line or remove excess tissue to reveal more of the front surfaces of the teeth. In some cases, it can also offer therapeutic benefits by treating infected tissue using a soft tissue laser.
In the past, a scalpel and sutures were used to fix a gummy smile in Aurora; however, new innovations in dentistry make the procedure less invasive. A soft tissue laser removes the gingival tissue to provide accurate results with fewer risks. Our office uses laser dentistry to carefully craft the smile you’ve always wanted with gum sculpting.
A highly concentrated beam of light energy targets the tissue and carefully removes it. The laser provides enhanced accuracy to only extract the intended tissue. Besides precise results, laser dentistry offers other benefits as well. The light beam cauterizes while it cuts to minimize post-operative bleeding and swelling. It also kills 99.9% of bacteria to reduce your risk of infection, making it a suitable option to treat periodontal disease.
After your treatment, your tissue might be a bit tender, but you’ll need to practice excellent oral hygiene to allow the gums to heal. It’s also best to stick to a soft diet for a few days and avoid anything that may cause irritation or injury to the tissue, like spicy or acidic foods.
There isn’t a set cost for cosmetic gum contouring because it depends on various factors, like the number of teeth you’re treating. During your initial consultation with your dentist in Aurora, we’ll provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options.
Unfortunately, many dental insurances won’t cover the cost of elective treatments; however, if it also offers restorative benefits, like treating gum disease, your policy may pay a portion of the fee. We will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier and file the necessary claims to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. If there’s a remaining balance, we accept several payment options, including third-party financing with CareCredit. We will help you find the solutions you need to keep your new smile affordable.
If you’re ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, you might be a candidate for gum sculpting. Contact our office today to reveal a beautiful smile.