Gum & Teeth Reshaping in Bracknell, Berkshire
Sometimes, it isn't always your teeth that are the problem with your smile. Misshapen gums can also cause aesthetic problems.
How Gum Contouring Works
Gum contouring involves using a laser to trim away and shape the gum tissue so that it looks neater and in proportion to the teeth. Gum contouring can usually be completed in one or two visits, with results visible after the first visit.
A Painless Procedure
A common question in this type of treatment is: how painful is gum contouring?
At CrownWood Dental Practice, gum contouring is a pain-free procedure. We use the latest laser procedures that seal the wounds as the gum is treated. There is no excess bleeding and no need for stitches.
Your gums may feel sore after treatment, however, recovery times are usually fast and most patients are can manage their discomfort with over-the-counter painkillers. It may also help to use a mouthwash.
Is there a small defect in your smile? A chip in a front tooth, some worn edges, or shallow pits or grooves in the tooth enamel are all minor issues, but they do stand in the way of having a perfect smile.
The Re-shaping Process
At CrownWood Dental Practice, the goal of tooth contouring and reshaping is to change the size or shape of the teeth so that slightly damaged or out of proportion teeth are brought back into alignment.
While primarily a cosmetic procedure, there are often oral health benefits as smoothing the teeth and repairing overlaps can make them easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Reshaping can also be used to correct minor problems with bite and function.
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