This procedure is amazing and is such a simple procedure that provides such a dramatic difference in the appearance of a person’s smile. A laser is used to remove excess gum tissue or reshape the gums to give a beautiful symmetrical smile. With the laser we are able to do this procedure without surgery or sutures and very little if any anesthesia. The visit is very simple and short and provides a beautiful smile instantly. Some patients who feel like they have short little teeth and want them longer often have nice beautiful teeth but they are covered up by excess gum tissue and once this is removed using the laser, they can see their full tooth instantly. The laser can take a tooth that looks like a small baby tooth and instantly make it look like the adult tooth that it is. Often patients who have had orthodontics to straighten the teeth still may not like how much gums they show when they smile although the teeth are straight. This can often be corrected using laser gum recontouring.