There are a number of treatments with the gummy smile, and the lasers that we have are fantastic with that. We are able to ... sometimes, there's just some excess tissue that comes over the tooth, and we're actually able to painlessly shape the tooth with the laser. A couple different lasers that I use to do that.
Sometimes we do it in conjunction with a veneer, and we do it at the same time. Sometimes we do it just by itself. Most of the time, I don't have to put any anesthetic on the tooth. Sometimes I'll put a little topical with a cotton tip, but it's a very easy procedure.
There are some advanced procedures, that if the person really has a gummy smile, where we're able to do some things that cause the lip to drop down to eliminate some of that gummy smile. One that we do is where we'll put a couple units of the Botox on two areas here, and that causes that muscle, rather than contracting and holding that lip up, just to slide down a little bit so it doesn't show as much of that gummy tissue.
There are some other procedures that they can do that actually, inside the lip, where some tissue is removed, and it allows it to permanently drop down.
Accredited by the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the first dentist in Michigan to offer the Waterlase Erbium laser to his patients, Dr. Ross is an expert in painless laser dentistry.
How Gum Reshaping Can Help You
Your gums are a major part of your smile – even if your teeth are perfectly straight and white, an uneven gum line can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Gum lines can be influenced by:
- Side effects of certain prescription drugs
- Unnecessarily forceful brushing
- Gradual gum recession with age
Dr. Ross may recommend gum reshaping if:
- You are self-conscious your teeth appear smaller than they actually are
- Your gums have receded, forming gaps between your teeth and gums where decay can more easily occur
- Your gum line is uneven
Fixing Your Gummy Smile
Don’t let your gums keep you from smiling wide. Gummy smile treatment is simple and pain-free! Dr. Ross uses a laser to remove small portions of your gums and expose more of your teeth for a full, brilliant smile.
Gum Reshaping Combined With Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Gum reshaping addresses only one facet of your smile. It can be paired with many other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including:
- Dental veneers to conceal discoloration and damage
- Clear braces to perfectly align your teeth
- Teeth whitening
- Teeth contouring
- Teeth bonding
You can discuss all your cosmetic dentistry options in a private consultation with Dr. Ross. He will help you determine your specific goals so you can achieve your perfect smile.
Don’t let your gum line compromise the whole. Call 248-697-2487 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation for gummy smile treatment / gum reshaping in Novi, MI with Dr. Ross today! We believe no detail is too small when it comes to giving you a truly photo-worthy smile.