Some patients suffer from excessive gum tissue showing, especially in their smile zone which makes their teeth look shorter and less attractive.Patients who suffer from an uneven gum line resulting in some teeth looking longer than others and so creating an unattractive smile, look for an easy and painless way of correcting their gummy smile.A gummy smile can be painlessly & easily corrected with a soft tissue laser and with laser gum contouring the teeth can be made to look longer once again and the smile can be improved quickly and dramatically. Below you can see an Image of our Kavo Soft tissue laser that we use for gum contouring:
Before Laser Treatment
After Laser Treatment
Laser Gum Treatment
Laser Gum Treatment
Advantages over conventional Technologies
Gummy smile correction
Smile Correction Bangalore, KarnatakaTo correct the gummy smile, we carry out soft tissue Laser Sculpting of the gum tissues and where necessary the underlying bone can be removed to create a healthier and more attractive looking gum contours. If underlying bone tissue is removed, the procedure is called crown lengthening. As a result of Laser sculpting, gummy smile sufferers see more of their teeth when they smile and less of their gums will be visible. We can also further improve the appearance of the teeth by using veneers or crowns. Our dentists have the skills and experience in performing soft tissue Laser sculpting and crown lengthening. We are one of a few practices in Bangalore to perform the Laser gum surgery and our Periodontist (Gum Specialist) is specialized in Kavo diode laser surgery Crown lengthening, is a common gum surgery in which gum tissue and bone is removed from around a tooth to expose more of a particular tooth. This is often carried out when a tooth needs a crown and there is not enough tooth tissue left above the gum to support the crown. Before any crown lengthening treatment is conducted, patients will be asked to attend an initial consultation with one of our experienced dentists to review their medical history and teeth both clinically and with X-rays. Following this, the second appointment will see the patient undergo the procedure while under local anaesthetic. Intra-venous sedation is also available for any patients who wish to be sedated before having gum surgery. The gum specialist (Periodontist) will raise the gum to pull the soft tissue away from the tooth to expose the root and surrounding bone. She will then remove some bone around the root and this will then provide adequate room to install a crown.
Prospective patients suffering from gummy smile looking for an alternative procedure to improve the appearance of their smile by displaying more tooth tissue could benefit from laser gum reshaping treatment. During this procedure, patients will be placed under local anaesthesia while the dentist trimming small amounts of excess gum tissue and reshaping the gums with a soft tissue laser gently. Soft tissue Lasers are designed to carry out the procedure bloodlessly and with minimal post-operative bleeding and swelling. The soft tissue laser used to carry out this procedure allow patients to heal quickly with little discomfort caused, helping them enjoy a dazzling Hollywood smile in a short period of time.
Laser Gum Depigmentation
(Removal of the black pigmentation can be clearly observed just after 2 weeks
Pigments on Gum
Gum pigment - After Laser treatment
Gum depigmentation is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by excessive melanin. The normal color of the gum tissue (gingiva) is pink, but excess deposits of melanin (melanin gingival hyperpigmentation) can create what seem to be black spots or patches on the gums, creating an aesthetic or cosmetic problem. Discolouration may also be caused by long term use of certain medications. A clinical assessment is carried out to customize the treatment to the patients needs, and the procedure itself can involve laser ablation techniques. Laser Gum Depigmentation Techniques (Laser Gum Bleaching) Melanocytes are cells which reside in the basal layer of the gingival epithelium. These cells produce melanin, which are pigments that cause discoloration or dark spots in gums. A dental laser can target and ablate the melanocytes, thus reducing the production of melanin in the gingival tissue. Following laser depigmentation, the gingiva heals by secondary intention. This results in a lighter and more uniform color of the gums.