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Gum Contouring

Island Tower Dentistry

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Gum Contouring

Do you have gum tissue that extends too far down your teeth? You may have what is colloquially known as a “gummy” smile. Whether this issue stems from bone deterioration, medication use, genetics, or disease, a gummy smile frequently causes individuals to feel self-conscious about themselves and their smiles.
At Island Tower Dentistry, Dr. Van Dyke, Dr. Whelen, and our staff offer laser gum contouring as an option to patients who want to make their smiles more appealing and symmetrical.

Gum Contouring and You

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If you feel that your gums extend too far down your teeth, or if you’re unhappy with other aspects of your gum tissue, laser gum contouring can correct the following:

  • Too much gum tissue
  • Teeth that appear uneven or misshaped
  • Receding gum tissue
  • Overhanging gums
  • Teeth that appear too small
Laser gum contouring can usually be completed with relative ease in a single visit. A dentist will gently numb the area with anesthesia to prevent any discomfort. Then, a laser carefully sculpts the gum line to show less and to promote greater symmetry. There is little chance of infection as the laser cauterizes the gums. Most patients report little, if any pain. The results last a lifetime and you can see them right away!

Contact Island Tower Dentistry

Dr. Van Dyke, Dr. Whelen, and their qualified team of dental hygienists, dental assistants, and office support staff are ready to assist you with all of your dental needs. To contact Island Tower Dentistry regarding a dental concern or to make an appointment, call 239-394-1004. Our office is conveniently located at 606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145.

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  • 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Ste 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145
  • Monday through Thursday | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Closed Fridays | Call our office for emergencies

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