Is Gum Recontouring Right for You?

Gum recontouring patient in Boulder Everyone has a unique gumline. Most irregularities in terms of height and symmetry are completely normal. However, if you are bothered by the appearance of your gums, cosmetic laser gum recontouring at our Boulder dentistry practice may be an excellent way to achieve the smile you desire. It is also performed for medical purposes to improve oral health.

When to Choose Cosmetic Gum Reshaping

Gum recontouring is appropriate for virtually any patients whose gums cover too much of their teeth. Excess gum tissue below the upper lip can be caused by a number of factors, resulting in what is commonly called a “gummy” smile. This smile characteristic tends to make teeth appear significantly smaller than they are.

Gummy smiles can be painlessly sculpted and lifted with gum recontouring. An uneven gumline can also be reshaped for a more symmetrical look. Patients commonly pursue gum recontouring to enhance the outcome of other cosmetic or orthodontic treatments, though it is also beneficial on its own.  

Periodontal Gum Contouring

Gingival sculpting is most often done for cosmetic purposes. However, there are also times when it may be medically necessary. For example, the soft tissue laser can be used to gently eliminate infected tissue associated with advanced gum disease. Periodontal gum reshaping can also seal and sterilize the gum tissue to help prevent problems from returning. It lowers your risk of infection, reduces inflammation, and encourages rapid healing.


“Dr. Adler’s Dental Practice in Boulder is the best I have ever been to. You can count on quality care. He is very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The office is fitted with up-to-date equipment. All staff who work with Dr. Adler are top notch and always helpful.” – Patient review.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Dr. Michael Adler can help you decide whether gum recontouring is right for you. He will examine the condition of your gums and discuss your sculpting objectives.

Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-449-1119. Adler Advanced Dentistry provides exceptional care to patients in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and other nearby areas of Colorado.


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