Gum Contouring for small teeth

Gum Contouring for small teeth

Some people have small and boxy teeth; this is generally due to excessive gum tissue which hides the teeth. These excess gum tissues can be removed by laser dentistry treatment with the help of Bayside Dental. This laser dentistry treatment is called Gum Contouring, this process makes the teeth more symmetrical as well as more attractive than before.

  • Causes of small teeth

There are various causes of small teeth other than excess gum tissue, some of them are:

  • Genetics
  • Marshall Syndrome
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Grinding of teeth due to injury, etc
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Chemotherapy among adolescents

Despite all these causes, gum contouring can be helpful in restoring back the shape and size of your small teeth, when paired with other techniques such as cosmetic or restorative treatments.

  • How does gum contouring address small teeth?

The gum tissues which are in excess can be removed with the help of the gum contouring technique, once the excess gum tissue is removed, it exposes more enamel and the teeth also appears larger due to this. The extra gum tissue is removed from near the base of the teeth.

  • Am I a candidate for gum contouring?

Those who are under any kind of medication that could lead to slowing down of the process of recovery and benefits of gum contouring are suggested not to undergo this procedure during the period of medication. For qualifying as a candidate of gum contouring, you need to follow a healthy diet and regimen. Extra and sufficient care is needed on behalf of the patients to undergo the technique of gum contouring.

  • How does gum contouring work?

Gum Contouring begins with providing a local anesthetic along the gum line in order to prevent any kind of pain while undergoing the process. After that, a diode laser is used to remove the excess gum tissue. Once the process is completed, there is a little bit of soreness for a few hours. Brushing hardly over the affected area, eating hard nuts or crunchy food, smoking or drinking is generally prohibited for a few days. The contouring is best done by the Bayside Dental.

  • Benefits of Gum Contouring

Fast recovery, better oral hygiene, attractive teeth, cost savings is some of its benefits.

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