Gum Recontouring & Crown Lengthening

Kari Ryan Dentistry

While some people never think about them or notice them, the team at Kari Ryan Dentistry is crazy about gums! We think they are incredibly beautiful. They frame your teeth and hold them in place while also guarding your body against infection. Unfortunately, gums can sometimes get a little out of control. Gum overgrowth is a condition that causes your gums to grow too much, making them look puffy, cover your teeth more than they should, and turn your bright and beautiful smile into something you’d rather hide than show off. Gum overgrowth can be caused by a variety of factors including:

  • Heredity
  • Medications and illnesses
  • Hormonal changes
  • Gum disease
  • Braces
  • Systemic inflammation
  • and more

We can help. We offer laser-assisted gum contouring to quickly and easily shape and perfect your gumline, revealing the pearly whites hiding under your gums. And if you have a tooth that is too broken off to easily accept a restoration, we can perform a crown lengthening to save your tooth and beautify your smile. The laser allows us to zap away unwanted gum tissue with no cutting or stitches, so you can leave our office with a smile you will want to show off right away. Neither procedure usually requires any kind of anesthesia and can be performed in one, convenient visit.