Many factors come together to create a perfect smile. Healthy pink gums form a stark contrast to the white teeth, framing their appearance. Gums wrap around the neck of each tooth in a scalloped fashion. Variations in texture, thickness, height, and color tone all influence the appearance of the gums serving their vital supporting role.
Sometimes one small area of gum can detract from an otherwise pleasant smile. The scalloped flow may be uneven, or a thick area may protrude unnaturally, causing a visual distraction.
Just as a piece of art benefits from reframing, gums can be contoured to complement the smile. Fortunately, laser technology often makes this procedure quick, painless, and dramatic. The results can be observed immediately, and after a few days of healing, your gums look perfectly natural. In some cases, more extensive contouring may be discussed. Dr. Drue Pickens evaluates numerous factors before deciding which approach will give you the finest smile.