Laser Gum Contouring – Facts and Figures

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Contouring your gums is less invasive than it sounds and can improve the overall appearance of your teeth.

Laser Gum Contouring – Outpatient
Description: A minimally invasive way to address the gum line and enhance the smile when teeth appear shorter than they should be (or one tooth looks too long) because gums cover tooth surfaces that should be exposed.  Often performed before veneers are placed to enhance results without bleeding or stitches.
Average Cost: $50 -$350 per tooth.
Length of Procedure: Depends on each individual case; usually less than 1 hour.
Anesthesia: Local
Recovery Time: Pain-free recovery in 3-5 days
Treatment Frequency: One
Risks: None, but results are permanent, so choose your dentist carefully.
Duration of Results: Permanent
Inside Tip: Don’t settle for cosmetic shaping of your gums when what you really need to improve your smile is a gum lift, which might require more extensive surgery.

1 Comment

  1. Does pain free recovery in 3-5 days mean it hurts during that time and then is fine, or it is completely pain free?

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