Lasers were once thought to be unique to space movies. That is not the case anymore. Here at Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, we use lasers as effective treatments for many cosmetic issues that may be causing you to second-guess your smile with our laser contouring service.
What is Laser Contouring?
With laser contouring of the gums, a lot of patients that seek that service out are looking for cosmetic enhancement to just have a healthier, more attractive smile. Some people may have a really gummy smile that they're embarrassed by, with laser contouring, we're able to sculpt the tissue so that it looks some more of the tooth is exposed. We're able to remove that excess tissue to make it look like a more attractive, mature smile, adult smile.
Dental lasers are one of the wonders of modern dentistry. These tools help Dr. Morton reshape your smile with little to no trauma or pain for you. Laser treatments are primarily focused on the gums. This is due to the laser’s ability to vaporize the biological material and cause no damage to the material that surrounds it. This means little recovery time, no bleeding, and little to no pain at all.
What Can Laser Contouring Help Correct?
There are two main uses for laser contouring at Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA.
Gummy Smile Treatment – Balance is important for a good-looking smile. A balance between the white of your teeth and the pink of your gum tissue is considered attractive. Unfortunately, there are times when a smile is dominated by the gums. This is called a gummy smile. With laser contouring, Dr. Morton is able to correct this condition by adjusting the level of your gumline. He will use a dental laser to gently move your gums to a level that will reveal more of the crown (white part) of your teeth. This restores the balance and gives you the kind of smile that is pleasing to you and those around you.
Teeth Contouring – Lasers are even able to effectively correct some tooth deformities by adjusting your enamel. Enamel is a hard substance that covers your teeth. Sometimes, there are rough spots, surface irregularities, or rough edges in the enamel. These are all examples of issues that Dr. Morton can quickly correct with the help of dental lasers. Issues that in the past had to be corrected by dental bonding, veneers, or even crowns are now able to be treated with laser technology at Mint 32 Dentistry.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Contouring?
No Bleeding or Pain – With lasers, you will have virtually no bleeding or pain during your treatment. This is a welcome thought to anyone who has had to hold gauze in their mouths until the bleeding stopped. No pain also means no need for medication and no groggy effects from anesthetic. You will feel better all around.
Minimally Invasive Approach – This means that you will have less damage to surrounding tissue, and that means less recovery time. You will be back to normal far sooner than if you had been treated in a manner that did not use laser technology.