Rejuvenate Your Smile with Laser Gum Contouring

Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey use advanced lasers to perform cosmetic gum contouring at their Montreal, QC, practice. Using innovative diode lasers for greater accuracy and faster healing, our doctors can remove excess gum tissue to enhance your smile significantly. Drs. Casey have extensive experience with laser dentistry, and they understand the most effective ways to use these state-of-the-art tools. Accordingly, when you undergo treatment at Smile Montreal, you will have virtually no recovery time and you can enjoy beautiful and transformative results that could last for years to come.

Are You a Gum Contouring Candidate?

Gum contouring is the most appropriate treatment for a “gummy smile,” which occurs when you have an overabundance of soft oral tissue. When excessive gum tissue obscures your teeth, your smile can appear disproportionate or unhealthy. If you want to enjoy a bigger, more luminous grin, gum contouring may be right for you. This treatment can also be a great choice if you want to correct an uneven gum line. Using advanced diode lasers, Drs. Charles or Patrick Casey can smooth and contour your gums. With no need for extensive orthodontic treatment, your whole smile could look straighter and healthier after treatment.

If you want to enjoy a bigger, more luminous grin, gum contouring may be right for you. This treatment can also be a great choice if you want to correct an uneven gum line.

To determine your eligibility for gum contouring, your dentist will first consider your periodontal health during a consultation. Gum disease can affect your candidacy for this treatment. However, if gum disease or another condition prevents you from receiving any cosmetic procedure, Drs. Casey can perform a deep cleaning, laser treatment, or another restorative treatment to improve your candidacy. For a more dramatic effect, the gum contouring procedure can often be combined with another cosmetic treatment, such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers.

A before and after illustration showing the effects of gum contouring

The Gum Contouring Procedure

Laser gum contouring is a relatively quick, painless procedure. Before beginning treatment, your dentist will create a custom cosmetic plan. He will evaluate your cosmetic goals and oral health goals, and determine the optimal position for your new gum line. 

When both you and your dentist are ready to begin, Dr. Casey will numb your gums and the surrounding tissues with local anesthesia, which can help ensure that you will feel almost nothing during your procedure. Dr. Casey will then reshape the soft tissues with an advanced diode laser. The high heat from the laser will instantly eradicate unwanted tissue and seal your blood vessels simultaneously.

Why We Use Lasers to Perform Gum Contouring

Traditional methods of gum contouring use surgical scalpels to eliminate excess tissue. New laser techniques are superior in a number of ways. First, they are more accurate than manual methods. With an artistic eye, your dentist can remove incredibly small amounts of tissue for superior results. Second, laser gum contouring requires almost no recovery time. Because the laser will cauterize your blood vessels, Drs. Casey generally do not need to place any stitches. You should experience almost no bleeding and very little discomfort. Any slight swelling will subside within a few days at most, allowing you to enjoy your gorgeous new grin. Finally, laser procedures carry almost no risk of infection. The laser will not actually touch your soft tissues, and the high energy of the laser will destroy oral bacteria.

Eradicate Excess Gum Tissue

If you have an excessively gummy smile, you may want to consider receiving gum contouring treatment. Call our office at (514) 937-6558 or contact us online to find out how gum contouring can give you the smile you have always wanted. 

Dr. Charles Casey & Dr. Patrick Casey

Smile Montreal

Our team of dental professionals is focused on patient care and comfort. Our dentists use the latest techniques and innovative technologies to provide fast and efficient treatment. Dr. Patrick Casey is a member of a number of international associations including:
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • International Academy of Orthodontics
Contact us online or call (514) 937-6558 today to schedule an appointment.

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