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Enhance the Appearance of Your Smile with Gum Reshaping By Andrew Mortensen, DDS on April 09, 2023

attractive smile with healthy and proportionate gum tissuesIt is common for dental flaws to detract from the smile's beauty. Imperfections such as discoloration, dental stains, chips, cracks, and fractures can make a person embarrassed about the state of their smile. However, the gums also impact the smile’s aesthetics. An uneven or low-hanging gum line can make the teeth look small and unhealthy. 

At his Fountain Valley, CA, dental practice, Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen offers gum reshaping to eliminate excess gum tissues and create a more proportionate smile. We are happy to help patients understand how they can enhance the appearance of their smile with gum reshaping and determine if they are ideal candidates for this cosmetic dentistry treatment.

What Is Gum Reshaping?

Gum reshaping is a simple procedure that uses a high-tech dental laser to safely and gently reshape the gum line. To start the procedure, Dr. Mortensen applies a local anesthetic. The anesthetic numbs the gum tissues to ensure patients feel completely comfortable throughout treatment. He then uses the dental laser to cut away excess periodontal tissues. The dental laser provides superior control, so Dr. Mortensen can precisely reshape the gums to achieve the desired effect.

As the dental laser cuts periodontal tissues, it simultaneously sterilizes and seals the gums. Because the laser cauterizes blood vessels as it goes, patients should experience no bleeding, and the gum tissues do not require stitches. Patients recover from gum reshaping quickly, and the risk of infection or other complications is extremely low.

Benefits of Gum Reshaping

Gum reshaping is a safe and fast cosmetic dentistry treatment that can dramatically transform the smile. Depending on each of our Fountain Valley patient’s unique needs, gum reshaping can enhance the smile in the following ways:

  • Create a more even and symmetrical gumline
  • Eliminate excess periodontal tissue to treat a “gummy” smile
  • Improve proportions between the teeth and gum tissues
  • Lengthen the dental crowns

How Long Does Gum Reshaping Results Last?

Gum reshaping does not require stitches or a lengthy recovery period, so treatment results are immediate. Furthermore, the results of gum reshaping are permanent. Patients can enjoy the even and proportionate gum line created by gum reshaping for the remainder of their lives.

Am I a Gum Reshaping Candidate?

Gum reshaping is minimally invasive and has a low risk of complications, so virtually anyone is an ideal candidate for treatment. As long as our Fountain Valley patients have concerns that can be addressed through gum reshaping, such as excessive or uneven periodontal tissues, they should be able to safely undergo treatment.

Contact Us Today

If excessive gum tissues are creating a disproportionate smile, gum reshaping may be the best way to achieve the symmetrical and attractive smile you desire. To learn more about gum reshaping treatment as offered at Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen’s dental practice, send us a message.

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Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Dr. Andrew Mortensen is a top-rated dentist with training from the world-famous Las Vegas Institute. His exceptional care and expertise have earned him hundreds of 5-star reviews, and he is an accredited member of the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society 

Ready to schedule a consultation at our Huntington Beach dental practice? Request an appointment online or call us at (714) 964-4183.

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