Gum depigmentation, also known as gum bleaching, is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to lighten or remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by melanin.
Melanocytes are cells which reside in the basal layer of the gingival epithelium. These cells produce melanin, which are pigments that cause discoloration or dark spots in gums.With laser technique we can target and ablate the melanocytes, thus reducing the production of melanin in the gingival tissue. Following laser depigmentation, the gingiva heals by secondary intention. which results in a lighter and more uniform color of the gums.
In case of low or uneven gum line, described as a 'gummy smile', By reshaping of the gum we can restore the natural proportions of your teeth.
In the past, patients were troubled with correction of "gummy" smiles as they have problem with bleeding and discomfort ,but with laser dentistry technology, patients can have their gums sculpted to perfectly accent their smiles in a fast, simple, and painless procedure.
We will use laser to gently cut away excess gum tissue and sculpt a more uniform, scalloped gum line. lasers cauterize while they cut, which means less bleeding and a reduced chance of infection for patients. The entire gum lifting procedure can be completed in just one visit at dental office.