Have you considered cosmetic treatment for your gummy smile? If so, then gum contouring with laser technology may offer a way to get the smile you’ve been wanting. The total you can expect to pay will depend on the number of teeth that need to have excess gum tissue removed. Laser gum contouring typically ranges from $50 to $350 per tooth in Toronto, which means you can pay $1,000 or more for several teeth. Also, once excess gum tissue is removed, there’s a possibility you may want to consider porcelain veneers or crowns to improve the appearance of your smile. Read on to learn more about gum contouring in Toronto.

What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a procedure that can be performed in your dentist’s office using a laser to reshape the gum line. Many people have it done for cosmetic reasons to remove excess gum tissue and improve the look of their smile. It may also be performed for restorative reasons to correct damage from gum disease.

What Happens During Laser Gum Contouring?

Unlike in the past, when gum contouring involved treatment with a scalpel and a long recovery, gum contouring today can be performed in the dentist’s chair with a painless laser procedure. This is what you can expect during the procedure:

  • Your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic.
  • A laser will then be used to cut away any excess gum tissue, reshaping the gum line.
  • Any exposed blood vessels will be concealed by the laser, which reduces bleeding and recovery time.  

Is Laser Gum Contouring Painful?

Your mouth will be numbed with anesthetic during the procedure, so you should not feel any pain. Afterward, however, you may experience some numbness and tenderness. Post-procedure pain may be relieved with treatments like ice or over-the-counter pain relievers. Possibly your dentist may prescribe a pain reliever. The recovery is minimal, and you may even be able to eat and drink like normal the same day as your procedure. You should expect to be fully recovered in about one to three weeks.

Will Insurance Cover Gum Contouring?

While some insurance plans may cover costs for restorative gum contouring, they typically do not cover procedures that are done for cosmetic reasons. Keep in mind, however, that at Kingwest Dental Studio in Toronto, we proudly offer and accept financing through Splitit, so that you can finance gum contouring with no interest and no down payment required.

Is Cosmetic Laser Gum Contouring Right for You?

If you have healthy gums that need a little trimming to get the look you want, then you may be a great candidate for laser gum contouring. If you have gum problems, then those need to be taken care of before moving ahead with a gum contouring procedure.

Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation in Toronto

If you’d like to learn more about gum contouring, schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment at Kingwest Dental Studio in downtown Toronto. At Kingwest Dental Studio, Dr. Sobhi provides complete general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. This includes laser gum contouring as well as porcelain veneers or crowns for patients who choose to have these services done following their contouring procedure. Virtual appointments are available upon request.Call 416-910-1100 or book an appointment online. We look forward to helping you show off an even more beautiful smile.