Get a Straight, Even Gum Line with Laser Gum Reshaping

Nov 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM — by Neil L. Starr, DDS

Patient with a straight and proportionate gum lineThere are many components that go into creating a beautiful smile: white teeth, teeth that are free of blemishes, good tooth alignment, and a straight and even gum line. While most patients are familiar with the many cosmetic dentistry treatments that can enhance the appearance of the teeth, few realize that the appearance of the gums can be improved as well. If excess gum tissue, an uneven gum line, or a disproportionate relationship between the teeth and gums are leaving the smile less than perfect, Dr. Neil L. Starr can help. Dr. Starr recommends laser gum reshaping to address imperfections of the gum line during a safe and virtually pain-free dental procedure. Laser gum reshaping candidates at our Washington, DC practice can improve the smile by creating an attractive foundation for the teeth.


Laser gum reshaping is a safe cosmetic procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of the smile. Because the laser technology that is used during treatment is effective in cauterizing the blood vessels while it removes gum tissue, the risks of laser gum reshaping are minimal. With just the use of a little local anesthetic, patients can undergo treatment free of pain or discomfort. Recovery is also short thanks to the laser technology. What all this means is that laser gum reshaping is a safe and viable treatment option for any patient who is in good health and looking to improve the appearance of the gum line.

Laser gum reshaping can correct a number of flaws that can negatively impact, not only the appearance of the gums, but the overall appearance of the smile. Below are some imperfections that can be addressed through laser gum reshaping treatment:

  • Excessive gum tissue that makes the smile appear “gummy”
  • Gum tissue that hangs low on the teeth and makes the teeth appear short or small
  • An uneven or asymmetrical gum line
  • A disproportionate relationship between the teeth and gums

Patients who are concerned with any of the above aesthetic flaws can discuss laser gum reshaping treatment with Dr. Starr to find out if they can get the results they’re looking for from this cosmetic procedure.

Benefits of Laser Gum Reshaping

Patients who are ideal candidates for laser gum reshaping will be able to improve the appearance of the smile while enjoying many of the additional benefits of this treatment. Laser gum reshaping is a great treatment option for patients because it offers the following advantages:

  • Laser gum reshaping is safe and carries minimal risk of complication
  • There is little bleeding or gum irritation during treatment
  • There is virtually no pain during or after treatment
  • Recovery from laser gum reshaping is fast and requires no downtime

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Laser gum reshaping allows patients to improve the aesthetics of the smile by creating an even and proportionate frame for the teeth. If you believe that the gums are compromising the appearance of your smile, contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about laser gum reshaping treatment. Dr. Neil L. Starr looks forward to meeting you.

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