Correcting a Gummy Smile

When your teeth are blemished, you have multiple cosmetic options for improving them, but what do you do about uneven, excessive gum tissues that seem to throw your smile off balance? With a knack for artistic smile improvement, Dr. Bailey and our team offer highly precise and highly effective laser gum contouring. The procedure involves carefully trimming away the excessive gum tissues, creating a more symmetrical frame around your smile. In addition to making your smile more esthetically appealing, gum contouring also reduces your risks of gum disease by making it harder for oral bacteria to accumulate underneath your gums.

The Benefits of Laser Treatment

While gum contouring is beneficial in itself, our use of advanced laser technology offers a variety of advantages for our patients. Traditionally, the procedure involves the use of a scalpel to carefully trim your gum tissues. While effective, the scalpel can lead to the need for sutures after the procedure and a risk of infection while you heal. By contrast, our advanced, soft-tissue dental laser performs gum contouring with minimal or no bleeding, and sutures are not needed while you heal. This makes the procedure and the healing process afterward significantly faster and more comfortable.

Reshape Your Smile with Laser Gum Contouring

If your gums are uneven, then learn how laser gum contouring can reshape your gum line and improve your smile’s overall appearance. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bailey by calling Bailey Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816) 452-9700. Located in the Northland, our dental office also proudly serves patients who live in Liberty, Gladstone, Riverside, Parkville, Smithville, and all surrounding communities.