Gum Contouring in Lincoln

If you see too much or too little of your gums when you smile, you can give your teeth the beautiful frame they deserve with gum contouring. It’s a simple procedure that can completely transform a smile -- and it could be just the solution you’ve been hoping for.

Why Gum Contouring?

Uneven gums can be caused by a number of things, most commonly gum recession. Related to gum disease, aggressive tooth brushing or simple genetics, recession occurs when the gum pulls away from the tooth. When recession occurs, teeth can appear too long.

Another common problem with gum shape is when there’s too much of the gum present -- something we often call a “gummy” smile. If your gums cover too much of your teeth, they likely look too small. The good news is that the team at Olberding Dental can uncover your hidden teeth with a simple gum contouring procedure.

How Laser Gum Contouring Works?

With gum contouring, your cosmetic dentist mixes artistry and skill to give your gums a more pleasing shape. Using lasers and the absolute latest in technology, Dr. Olberding can contour your gums with absolutely no scalpels, sutures or stitches. That means no bleeding and far less pain for you -- and the procedure is completed far faster than was possible with traditional gum surgery.

The procedure for laser contouring works like this:

  • You'll thoroughly discuss your smile goals with Dr. Olberding, carefully communicating what your aim is for gum contouring. Dr. Olberding will take this information and put together your unique treatment plan.
  • To begin the procedure, we’ll administer a local anaesthetic to ensure you feel no pain at the treatment site. We also have sedation options available for patients dealing with dental anxiety.
  • Dr. Olberding uses the laser to cut away or reshape gum tissue to be more aesthetically pleasing.

Once the contouring procedure is complete, you’ll just have a short recovery period before you’re enjoying the full benefits of your new, beautiful smile! Any discomfort following your procedure can be managed with an over-the-counter pain medication. Make sure you consume soft foods for the first few days after surgery, and remember to be gentle while you thoroughly brush and floss your teeth.

Benefits of Laser Gum Contouring

When you complete your gum contouring at Olberding Dental, you’ll receive all the benefits our state-of-the-art office offers. Some of the advantages of laser gum contouring include:

  • No sutures or stitches necessary
  • Far less bleeding and pain
  • A faster treatment and shorter recovery time overall

Get Started on Your Best Smile Today

If you’re interested in the cosmetic benefits of gum contouring surgery, please don’t wait to get in touch with Olberding Dental! We’d love to help you achieve your best looking smile. Call us to get started today!

At Olberding Dental we combine cutting edge techniques with modern technologies and the highest quality materials to deliver a result that will exceed your expectations. We don't just create beautiful smiles, we get to the root of your oral health problems to improve function and provide you with added comfort.

Experience the difference it makes having expert care that goes beyond the obvious. Let Dr. Olberding blend elemental principles of complete care with comprehensive techniques in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry to bring beauty, strength, and exquisite functionality to your smile.

Contact us to schedule your visit today!