Goodbye, Gummy Smile

Gum Reduction Williston, Vermont

Gum Reduction Williston

At Contemporary Dental Arts, we know that, when it comes to the perfect smile, one size most definitely does not fit all. The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to create a smile that is unique to the patient, complementing the most distinctive and appealing features of his or her face. On the other hand, there are some elements of the most beautiful smiles that are desirable in virtually every case. Among these is the length of the teeth, which should be proportional to the size and shape of the mouth. Some people appear to have disproportionately short teeth due to excessive gum tissue, giving them the appearance of a "gummy" smile.

Fortunately, as with so many dental issues, cosmetic dentistry offers a quick, effective solution. Dr. Lauren Shanard, the only accredited cosmetic dentist in the state of Vermont, offers gum reduction at her Williston practice to patients who wish to reveal more of their beautiful teeth when they smile.

If you have a gummy smile and would like to learn more about how you can improve your smiles symmetry and overall appearance through gum reduction, please contact our Williston, Vermont practice today.

What Is Gum Reduction?

Gum reduction is a relatively simple procedure in which a diode laser is used to vaporize excess gum tissue. Using this laser allows Dr. Shanard to remove tissue with extraordinary precision, and with minimal patient discomfort. As the laser vaporizes the tissue, it simultaneously sterilizes and seals the blood vessels in your gum. This means that you will experience less bleeding than with other methods of gum reduction, as well as a shorter recovery time.

In some cases, it may be necessary to remove a small portion of the bone that underlies the gum tissue in order to achieve the best possible results. This re-contouring of the bone is highly safe and will result in a more aesthetically pleasing frame for your teeth.

You will emerge from treatment with beautifully contoured gums that complement both the teeth and, when you flash your smile, the lip. Dr. Shanard will take great care to consider every detail of your mouth and face in planning your treatment to ensure the most aesthetically appealing results.

Gum Reduction Benefits

The profound effect that having a symmetrical, proportional smile can have on a person's life is difficult to put into words. At Contemporary Dental Arts, we have witnessed firsthand how transforming a smile through cosmetic dentistry can dramatically improve a person's self-image and confidence. Gum reduction can be performed by itself or combined with other cosmetic treatments such as teeth whiteningporcelain veneers, and dental crowns as part of a more comprehensive smile makeover.

Candidates for Gum Reduction

The best candidates for gum reduction are people with healthy, firm gum tissue that extends disproportionately onto the surface of the teeth, or is unevenly contoured. If you are not a suitable candidate for the procedure, Dr. Shanard will recommend an alternative treatment or series of treatments to improve the appearance of your smile.

Give Your Gums a Lift - Contact Us Today!

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile due to the presence of excess gum tissue, Dr. Shanard and her compassionate team of highly trained professionals can help. To find out whether you are a good candidate for gum reduction, please contact our Williston, Vermont dental practice today.

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Williston, VT 05495
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