Healthy, pink and well-proportioned gum tissue can compliment and frame the teeth just like a picture. Gum tissue that is either unhealthy or out of proportion to the teeth can make your teeth look bad or your smile look crooked or uneven. About 15 per cent of women and 10 per cent of men suffer from an excess of gum tissue commonly known as a ‘gummy smile’ that can also make teeth appear disproportionately small compared to the gums. For all these problems the solution is laser gum contouring.
This is a process that used to be carried out with a scalpel but thanks to technological advancements, can now be carried out more simply with the heat of a dental laser. This has several advantages over the more surgical scalpel. Firstly, the heat of the laser kills any bacteria that may cause post-surgical infection. The heat also cauterises the tissue preventing infection from outside, reducing blood loss and speeding up the healing process. Laser contouring is also a lot less painful than removing the tissue using a scalpel, and is indeed almost completely painless.
The laser in the hands of a skilled London W1 dentist can be a very accurate tool and is capable of producing evenly sized and shaped gums which will make the teeth look straighter and more uniform, radically improving the appearance of the whole smile.
If you think you are a candidate for gum contouring or think it could help improve your smile, consult your dentist and ask about this safe, cheap and hassle-free treatment that can make such a big difference to your smile.