Correct A Gummy Smile With Bend, OR Gum Reshaping

We offer many cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of teeth, from dental veneers to Invisalign. But your teeth won’t look as good as they can if your gums overshadow them. With gum reshaping in Bend, we can make your teeth the stars of your smile. While some dentists still use a scalpel to remove excess gum tissue, we use a Biolase laser so the procedure is quick and painless.

If your smile has an overly “gummy” appearance, our cosmetic treatment will:

  • Create a more attractive balance between white teeth and pink gums
  • Boost your self-confidence, so you’ll be comfortable in social and business settings
  • Show more of your teeth when you smile
  • Prepare you to more easily receive restorations like veneers

To see if you’re a candidate for gummy smile treatment, call us today at 541-668-8070.

While our laser keeps your treatment comfortable, you can also opt to receive dental sedation if you’re nervous. Laughing gas is a good choice for this procedure because it wears off quickly and won’t leave you with any lingering grogginess.

Further Perfect Your Smile With Other Cosmetic Treatments

Once your gums look great, you may want to consider some of our other cosmetic dentistry procedures, like:

  • Invisalign — Straighten your smile without metal brackets and wires. Plus, enjoy the convenience of aligners that come out easily for meals and oral hygiene.
  • Dental Veneers — Few restorations are as versatile as veneers. They can change the size, shape, and shade of your teeth.
  • Tooth Bonding – A careful application of composite resin (the same material used for dental fillings) can conceal minor flaws like chips, stains, and small cracks.
  • Teeth Whitening — Whiten your smile in our office or with at-home treatments that allow you to whiten when it’s most convenient for you.
  • Teeth Contouring — A simple procedure performed with a laser can eliminate small flaws in tooth shape, such as uneven edges or chips.

For Bend gum reshaping or other cosmetic treatments, call 541-668-8070.

Common Questions About Gum Reshaping

What is laser gum reshaping?

Laser gum reshaping is simply removing a small amount of gum tissue using a laser. It makes your gums look better by correcting an uneven gumline and provides a more attractive balance between your teeth and gums. We may also suggest it to make it easier to receive a dental restoration like a veneer or crown.

Does gum reshaping hurt?

A laser makes gum reshaping practically pain-free. Without a laser, we’d have to cut away excess gum tissue with a scalpel. We’ll numb your mouth with local anesthesia to ensure you feel no discomfort during treatment. While your gums may feel tender for a few days after the procedure, you can simply take an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Can a gummy smile be fixed?

If your teeth are obscured by your gums when you smile, you have what we call a gummy smile. It’s easy to correct this issue and give your smile a more balanced look with a simple gum reshaping procedure. Following this treatment, more of your teeth will show when you smile.