You want your teeth to be the focus of your smile – yet they won’t be if gum tissue covers too much of your teeth. This is often called a “gummy” smile, and it can make you feel self-conscious. Using a laser, Dr. Craig Sommer can remove the excess tissue, giving you a more beautiful balance between your teeth and gums. Gum reshaping in Colorado Springs is:Dr. Craig Sommer talks about Gum Contouring and Tooth Reshaping Read Transcript
When you look at your smile carefully in the mirror, you might notice you don't show a lot of tooth. Part of your tooth is hidden underneath the gums and your tooth looks square. By doing some minor procedures to change the gum position, we can lengthen that tooth. It's actually all there, it's just not visible. By lengthening it, we enhance the smile.
You might notice that there's an edge that seems to be rotated out of position. Or perhaps you've had a chip that occurred years before that's always bugged you. But now we can do some minor recontouring, or reshaping, of the teeth and improve the symmetry, so when you look right to left, it looks gorgeous.
So if you notice when you look in the mirror that, “I'm not quite sure I have the smile that I could have,” because the gums look too big or they hide too much of the tooth, if the edges of your teeth aren't symmetrical or you had a chip or an area just doesn't seem to be looking right, if there isn't a smooth line when you smile – come into our office and see if we can make some minor changes that'll enhance your smile by revealing beautiful teeth that are hidden underneath your gums.
- Minimally Invasive – With a laser, there is no need for cutting or stitching. You’ll recover quickly and easily from the procedure.
- Fast – The treatment can be completed in about half an hour.
For a more attractive smile, call 719-249-5796.
Keep Your Gums in Great Shape to Enjoy Better Health
We want your gums to be not just aesthetically appealing but healthy too. Gum disease has been linked to many health problems like diabetes, low birth weight babies, and Alzheimer’s disease. The best way to keep your gums in great shape is through effective oral hygiene and microbiological techniques that encourage the proper balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria in your mouth. As a holistic dentist, this kind of preventive care is a major focus for Dr. Sommer.
He can also prevent gum disease from worsening with a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing. He uses a laser for this treatment, which removes “bad” bacteria and creates an environment inhospitable to it.
Perfect Your Smile With Other Cosmetic Dental Procedures
If you’re unhappy with aspects of your smile other than your gums, we can help! With his membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and advanced training in cosmetic procedures from the internationally respected Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Sommer offers these treatments:
- Invisalign Orthodontics – Straighten your teeth with aligners, which are nearly invisible, instead of metal braces.
- Dental Veneers – Cover nearly any flaw with veneers.
- Tooth Bonding – This affordable treatment is another option for hiding minor imperfections.
- Teeth Contouring – Your teeth will look even after this simple procedure.