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Dr. Michael W. Stuart

Dr. Craig E. Stannebein

2700 Grand Avenue, Suite D. Billings, MT 59102

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(406) 794-3114

No More Gummy Smiles In Billings, MT

  • October 20, 2016
Cosmetic Dentistry 3 | Legacy Smiles - Billings, MT

With the holidays rapidly approaching, now is the time to address any major flaws in your smile. That way, you won’t have to be ashamed to laugh or share a meal with loved ones. Dr. Stuart is a master when it comes to modern cosmetic dentistry solutions. So, whatever you are dealing with, we are confident that our Legacy Smiles team will find a good solution for you.

If a gummy smile is the thing that most detracts from your smile, we can even help with that. That’s right, we can quickly and painlessly reshape your gums. And with our cutting-edge imaging tools, we can truly create the look you’ve always wanted.

Dr. Stuart will use either digital imaging or wax-ups to show you what your new smile will look like even before we get started.

Read on to hear more about the possibilities, and then get in touch with us to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation in our Billings, MT office.

BIOLASE Gets The Job Done

A “gummy” smile is embarrassing but it is not the end of the world. It is usually do to an excessive amount gum tissue. The best way to take care of that situation is by removing some of your gum tissue.

The BIOLASE Waterlase dental laser is just one example of the advancements we have seen in recent years. It can be employed to gently cut into soft tissues like gums without creating any discomfort or bleeding.

In earlier eras of dentistry it would not have been so easy (a scalpel would have been the method most likely used). But nowadays we have the Waterlase system which is safer and far more effective than anything else.

Don’t worry, we will only remove the gum tissue that needs to be removed, and you heal faster when your procedure is over.

You May Only Need Crown Lengthening

Your smile is unique. It could be that your gummy smile is not the result of excess gum tissue, but rather due to “short” teeth. If that is the case we can use the Waterlase for a simple procedure called crown lengthening.

There is some confusion as to what actually happens with this procedure. This treatment doesn’t really make your teeth any longer. That is not physically possible. Instead, it helps reveal more of the crowns of your teeth eliminating the gummy smile.

To boost your overall look, we can use the Waterlase to remove the gum tissue. By removing that tissue, more of your crowns will be exposed. It is easy, we promise!

Free Consultation!

To explore your situation further and come up with a plan that makes sense for your needs and budget, we would like to invite you in to talk it over with Dr. Stuart. That’s why we offer free consultations at Legacy Smiles! What have you got to lose?

Make It Happen!

Ready to smile BIG all through the holidays? We can help! To learn more about gum reshaping or crown lengthening, contact us online or call our Billings, MT dentist’s office at (406) 794-3114 today.


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