Gum Recontouring

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Gum recontouring is a cosmetic procedure that can greatly enhance the quality of your smile. Even if your teeth are perfectly symmetrical and straight, excessive gummy tissue can make them look crowded, small, or otherwise unbecoming. When this is the case, Fresno cosmetic dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake often recommends gum recontouring as a standalone option or as part of a larger smile makeover procedure.

To learn if gum recontouring can enhance the appearance of your smile, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS online or by calling our Fresno office at 559-224-0103 and schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today.

Laser Dentistry

Gum recontouring is done with a soft-tissue laser that gently ablates tissue to produce ideal dimensions. The use of laser for this procedure greatly increases patient comfort while also reducing many of the risks associated with surgical excision of gum tissue.

Lasers are incredibly precise and allow for optimal contouring of the tissue surrounding teeth. They also cauterize as they ablate – a benefit that eliminates risks of excessive bleeding and significantly reduces the chances of infection. What’s more, procedures performed with lasers do not require stitches, further increasing comfort and reducing postoperative complications.

Gum Recontouring Candidates

Gum recontouring is a perfect solution for people whose gums are either too bulky or too large for their mouths. You may be a good candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure if your gums obscure your teeth, extend higher than normal, or make you self-conscious about your smile. The best way to determine if gum recontouring is a good option for the cosmetic perfection of your smile is by calling Dr. Miyake at 559-224-0103 and scheduling a one-on-one consultation at our conveniently located Fresno office. We welcome patients from Clovis, Madera, Tulare, and all surrounding areas of California.