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Laser Dentistry / Cosmetic Gum Grafting

Laser Dentistry at Hawk Dental Artistry

Want to Fix a
Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile isn’t always a health concern, but many of our patients find them aesthetically pleasing. Thankfully, fixing a gummy smile is possible! At Hawk Dental Artistry, we offer Botox as an effective solution for gummy smiles. This modern procedure relaxes muscles and lets your upper lip rest easily over your gum tissue.

Alternative gummy smile reduction treatments may include veneers, dental crowns, or Clear Correct.

We would love to evaluate your situation and put together a personalized treatment plan to perfectly balance the appearance of your teeth, gums, and lips.
Call us today at (561) 391-5242 to request an appointment.

What is a
Gummy Smile?

A smile is considered “gummy” when it shows an excess of gingival tissue (3mm or more). This cosmetic concern is more common among women than men, especially those in their 20’s and 30’s. Often a gummy smile is the result of your unique genetics. Other factors may also be at play including:

  • abnormal tooth eruption
  • improper bite
  • muscular issues
  • hyperactive upper lip

Your questions about
gummy smiles, answered

Is a gummy smile unattractive?

If you have a gummy smile, talk with your dentist. As long as you do not have any medical reasons to fix a gummy smile, you should never feel pressured to change the appearance of your smile. We want you to feel confident about your smile. We are here to offer support.

Will a gummy smile go away on its own?

A gummy smile will not improve on its own.

Is a gummy smile bad for my health?

A gummy smile isn’t always a health concern and thus is not always necessary to fix.

All About Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry has revolutionized how we perform many dental treatments. Rather than a scalpel or electric knife, we now use a special low-power laser for many cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. In particular, we routinely use lasers for gum reshaping and gum disease (periodontal) treatment. Lasers offer our patients many benefits, including:

  • Treatment that is more precise and efficient
  • Immediate sealing of the incision
  • No scarring and less bleeding
  • Quicker and more comfortable healing
  • Procedures take smaller appointment times
  • Can be set to target bacteria and leave healthy tissue alone
  • Safe around dental implants and old metal dentistry

The gums are an integral part of a person’s smile. Some people have too much gum showing, and others too little. Fortunately, Dr. Hawk offers procedures to treat these problems and enhance the overall look of your smile.

Do you feel that your teeth look too short or that your gums cover too much of your teeth?
This can create an unattractive “gummy” smile. An uneven gum line can also be distracting. The gum line can be raised to change the look of your smile through gum reshaping, also known as gingival contouring.

A special laser will be used to trim away excessive gum tissue. This quick and painless procedure will make your teeth appear longer. Gum reshaping can also be used to create a more even gum line.

Excessive gum tissue can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, health conditions, and even the use of some high blood pressure medications. This condition is not a medical dilemma but an aesthetic problem.

Receding gums can cause your teeth to look too long and make you look older than you are. If you have gaps (pockets) between the teeth and gums, they can trap bits of food, harbor colonies of bacteria, and make it difficult to keep the area clean. Gum grafting can address these issues and restore and rejuvenate your smile.

While some gum recession occurs as we age, it can also often be result of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease must be treated before any cosmetic procedures can take place. Dr. Hawk can perform a thorough examination of your gums and determine if there are conditions present that require treatment.

Contact us Today

If you are located in the Boca Raton, Florida area and you would like to improve your smile for any reason, contact us today to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation. Schedule an appointment today!

Unparalleled Warranty

We believe in the quality of our dental work and want to pass on that confidence to you. Keep up on your dental routine 3-6 month checkups and maintenance as needed and if something we have done breaks, we’ll fix it.
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