Gummy Smile

Dr Chelsea StanglInsight from our Team

Are you satisfied with your smile? Do you tend to show a lot of pink when you smile? Do your teeth appear short or stubby? Does it make you self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Did you know there’s a fast and effective way to improve a “gummy smile”? It’s true! It’s called laser contouring and it can be done efficiently and comfortably at Crested Butte Family Dental.

What Constitutes a Gummy Smile?

This question is very subjective and is based a lot on perception. You may feel like you have a gummy smile for any number of reasons, whether your teeth appear short and stubby or your gum line appears to be too low.  

If you do see a lot of your gums when you smile, you may feel that they overshadow your teeth and detract from the aesthetics of your smile. It’s been determined that most people will begin to consider their smiles “gummy” when an excess of 3-4 millimetres is showing.

Soft Tissue Contouring

The dental laser can be used to remove the excess gum tissue that is hiding your beautiful smile! While this sounds painful, with the use of the laser it’s really not at all. It sterilizes the treated area, which accelerates your healing time and also makes the treatment procedure much more comfortable. The laser delivers concentrated light and heat with high precision and accuracy, and when you combine this with our dentist’s skill and artistry, you’ll be amazed at your results and excited to flash your smile up and down Elk Avenue.  

Crested Butte Family Dental Can Help You Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams!

Our goal here at Crested Butte Family Dental is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime. If you’re not happy with the appearance of your smile, we’re happy to discuss different treatment options that will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and desires for your teeth.