Laser Gum Lifts & Reshaping
Laser Gum Lift Before and After Photo
Laser Gum Lift
Laser Gum Lift
Laser Gum Lift
Laser Gum Lifts and Gum Reshaping
Laser Gum Lifts and Gum Reshaping are the ideal solution for you if you have
A gummy smile
Short or small teeth
Different sized teeth
Irregular gum lines
A crooked smile
About Laser Gum Lifts and Reshaping
Laser Gum Lifts and Gum Reshaping can be used to treat a gummy smile. A ‘gummy smile’ is an aesthetic issue that affects many people. A gummy smile is showing too much gum when you smile either because the teeth are too small or because the upper lip lifts too much. Depending on the cause of the gummy smile there are several treatments that can help. Often a gummy smile happens when teeth are covered by a flap of gum and the healthy enamel of the tooth is hidden under the gum making the teeth look too short. In these cases, a laser gum lift can be used as a simple procedure to correct the gummy smile or adjust the uneven gum line. We often use this procedure to correct the height and alignment of the gum prior to other treatments such as porcelain veneers.
What is involved?
Depending on the amount of lift that is required a topical (numbing gel) or local anaesthetic is applied to ensure you are comfortable. The precise and gentle laser tip then sculps the gum tissue to the desired shape. Waterlase is a hard and soft tissue laser so if sculpting the bone is also indicated, this can be done without cutting and lifting the gum (as usually performed in this procedure where a Waterlase laser is not available). Dr Amrein has used the Waterlase laser for this procedure since 2007 almost daily with effective, safe and lasting outcomes. The laser gum lift gives an immediately visible impact and in the absolute majority of cases a lot easier than what patients anticipate. No sutures and packs are needed. Only a mild painkiller might be required in the first 24 hours after the procedure.
For a pain-free experience, a local anaesthetic is applied to the gum area.
Our Waterlase Laser is set to perform soft tissue surgery. The laser seals the tissues as it removes them one layer at a time, ensuring great control and minimum amount of bleeding.
The laser reveals the enamel of the tooth from under the gum with precision, creating bigger and better-shaped teeth.
About a week later the gums are reviewed and adjustments performed if needed. The healing is quick so you can instantly enjoy a full and even smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
The common materials used in our practice are ceramics and resins.
Depending on the individual situation of the tooth, a local anaesthetic may be needed. We ensure you are comfortable at all times.
Amalgam replacement using CEREC is a one visit treatment. We usually require about one hour. Out of this one hour, there are 20 minutes of design and fabrication during which you flick through a magazine or watch a DVD. You should be able to continue your day as planned after the treatment.
We can’t say any health-related procedure is permanent, however, ceramics are one of the longest-lasting materials in dentistry and with the proper and adequate home care, they should last a long time.
The aesthetic improvement of amalgam replacement is considerable especially in the upper premolar area ( the upper side teeth) where the grey shadow of amalgam is visible.