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Laser Dentistry (Gummy Smile Reduction)

Excess gum exposure can be an insecurity for many patients, and generally has a few potential causes, including genetics, a bad bite, and poor oral hygiene. Commonly referred to as a “gummy smile,” the condition can be gently corrected with laser dentistry to even out a patient’s gum-to-teeth ratio.

At Greenwich Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, cosmetic dentist George Tsangaroulis, DDS and his team are dedicated to providing patients with a safe and comfortable experience, from the first consultation to any follow-up appointments. Dr. Tsangaroulis offers a variety of dental procedures and treatments, including laser dentistry, to restore and enhance a patient’s smile, while taking a patient’s individual needs and goals into account.

What is Gummy Smile Reduction?

A gummy smile can affect a patient’s confidence, as excess tissue is typically exposed and the gumline can appear uneven. A gummy smile reduction can minimize the appearance of large gums and short teeth by reshaping and recontouring the gumline using laser technology.

What are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

While laser dentistry is commonly used to improve a gummy smile, there can be other potential benefits. The minimally invasive dental technique can also:

  • Remove tooth decay
  • Perform small fillings
  • Sterilize the treatment area and minimize bleeding
  • Reduce the need for anesthesia during certain procedures
  • Encourage faster healing time
  • Reduce risk of infection

How is Gummy Smile Reduction Performed?

Before gummy smile reduction is performed, your teeth will be properly cleaned. With a precise beam from our laser instrument, Dr. Tsangaroulis targets specific areas of the gumline to eliminate unwanted gum tissue. This non-surgical process can lengthen the amount of tooth shown and minimize visible tissue for a more even gumline and a more symmetrical smile.

How Much Does Laser Dentistry Cost?

The cost of laser dentistry typically varies from patient to patient. There are multiple factors that can contribute to the overall cost, including:

  • The conditions being treated with laser dentistry
  • The complexity of the treatment

Since laser technology usually allows for fewer appointments and sessions, treatment may cost less than other dental procedures. A customized cost will be provided once your individualized treatment plan is developed.

For more information about laser dentistry, contact our office to schedule a consultation.