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Our Lasers Can Even Out Your Gummy Smile

  • July 2, 2016
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Hello and welcome to the Legacy Smiles blog!

We hope that your summer has been off to a great start! There is so much going on and so much to do this time of year that you can’t help but smile. Unless of course you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and gums. Many folks in the area are upset by some aspect of their smile, which is why today we want to talk about modern cosmetic dentistry.

This subfield encompasses the sort of solutions that can enhance your appearance and improve your quality of life. After all, so much depends on your smile: first impressions, self-assurance, outgoingness, and so forth.

If you have a so-called “gummy” smile, this can diminish your confidence and your willingness to socialize, which can in-turn negatively impact your success both at work and at play. But we can help! Our Billings, MT team has invested in dental laser technology that can reshape your gums and transform your smile in a flash.

Tools & Technology For Gums

Remember, one reason you might have a “gummy” smile is on account of excessive gum tissue. The way to fix that that is by removing some of your gum tissue.

Lucky for you, the times they are-a-changin’. The BIOLASE Waterlase dental laser is just one example of the advancements we have seen in recent years. It can be utilized to cut into soft tissues like gums without generating any pain or bleeding.

When compared to a scalpel or even other kinds of dental lasers, the Waterlase is safer and more effective. We only remove the gum tissue that needs to be removed, and you heal faster when your procedure is over. What used to be an unpleasant undertaking is now an easy affair.

Easy Crown Lengthening

Not every situation is the same. If your gummy smile is not the result of excess gum tissue, but rather due to “short” teeth, we can use the Waterlase is for a gentle procedure called crown lengthening.

Contrary to what you might expect, this treatment doesn’t really make your teeth any longer. That is not actually possible. Rather, it helps reveal more of the crowns of your teeth eliminating the gummy smile.

To get the look you desire, we can use the Waterlase to remove the gum tissue. By removing that tissue, more of your crowns will be exposed, hence the name of the procedure.

Free Consultation

There is no need to feel bad about your smile when our team is equipped to change things for the better. We have a variety of great cosmetic dentistry solutions available in our Billings, Montana office. To better assess your situation and come up with a plan that makes sense for you, we would like to invite you in to talk it over. That’s why we offer free consultations at Legacy Smiles!

Come See For Yourself!

You have nothing to lose! To learn more about gum reshaping or crown lengthening, contact us online or call (406) 794-3114 today. We can’t wait to get you smiling BIG again!


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