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Gum Reshaping/Gummy Smile Treatment



Improve Your Smile With Gum Reshaping

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:

  • Minimally InvasiveWith 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
  • PermanentUnlike other cosmetic treatments like whitening or bonding, there is no need to repeat your reshaping procedure
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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 OrthodonticsStraighten your teeth with aligners, which are nearly invisible, instead of metal braces
  • Dental VeneersCover nearly any flaw with veneers
  • Tooth BondingThis affordable treatment is another option for hiding minor imperfections
  • Teeth ContouringYour teeth will look even after this simple procedure

For gum reshaping in Colorado Springs, call 719-632-3591.

Common Questions
About Gum Reshaping


What is gum reshaping?

If you are bothered by an overly gummy smile, we are able to do some minor recontouring, or reshaping, of your gums to improve the overall symmetry of your smile and give you a more attractive gum-to-smile ratio. Dr. Sommer, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, is a leading provider of this service in the Colorado Springs area.

Is gum reshaping painful?

No, it really isn’t. Since we use a laser for gum reshaping, there is no longer any need for cutting or stitching. Plus, it only takes about half an hour to complete with Dr. Sommer’s steady hand guiding the process. That said, if you are at all concerned about potential discomfort, you’ll have the option of laughing gas at any time.

How much does gum reshaping cost?

Each patient is unique and every case is different, so it is hard to give an exact price on your gum reshaping procedure. We encourage you to come into our office for a consultation so we can examine you and develop a treatment plan. Then we will be able to give you a price on your treatment, and you’ll have the information you need to make a good decision.