Achieve a balanced, symmetrical smile

Using WaterLase laser technology, Dr. Franklin can give you a perfectly balanced gum-to-tooth ratio.

  • Say goodbye to your “gummy” smile! Our team can enhance the balance of your teeth and gums as you desire.
  • WaterLase laser technology allows the gum contouring treatment to be pain-free and effective
  • Smile confidently knowing that you will see the results of your new smile immediately!

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Experience extraordinary dentistry. Call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. at (209) 334-4370

The potential for a brilliantly balanced smile.

You deserve to be happy with the reflection that you see in the mirror. Find balance with gum contouring.

Pain-free and effective technology.

We use WaterLase, a device that combines water with laser technology to revolutionize the dental industry.

Immediate results and instant confidence.

Get excited to see the end product right away. Your enhanced teeth and gums will be ready to show off to the world.

1208 W. Tokay Street, Lodi, California, 95240  (209) 334-4370

What Is Gum Contouring?

Often, it isn’t really your teeth that are the issue with your smile. Your gums can trigger visual problems too. When you smile, do you see a lot of gum tissue? Many people with “gummy smiles” don’t know there are treatments available to cosmetically enhance the look of their gums. Your soft pink gum tissue is a beautiful frame for your teeth.  But sometimes uneven, discolored, or an uneven tooth-to-gum ratio can detract from your smile’s natural beauty.

Occasionally, individuals can lose confidence in the quality of their smile if they believe that excessive of their gums reveal. The good news is that this is a simple problem for a dental expert to correct. Dr. Franklin can easily reshape the appearance of your gum tissue. Dr. Franklin is experienced in correcting this dental problem with a laser gum lift.  With the use of a local anesthetic and laser, your gum tissue is gently contoured to give your smile an even, proportional look.

Clients who have irregular gums or gums that mask a significant portion of their teeth are the ideal candidates for laser gum contouring. Our Lodi dental professionals will easily improve the gum line to extend appearance of your teeth, lower the quantity of gum that reveals when you grin, and produce a more natural-looking symmetrical gum line.

What Can I Expect From Gum Contouring?

Advancements in lasers allow your gum tissue to rapidly heal with very little discomfort. The entire process takes just a few visits and because of advancements in cosmetic techniques, your comfort is assured. It sounds like a complicated treatment – and talk of lasers make it sound a bit more complex than it really is. It is a reasonably uncomplicated treatment compared to many other modern dentistry procedures.

Gum contouring can usually be finished in one visit to your dental expert, so there is no need for numerous appointments to inspect the effectiveness of the procedure. The results of your treatment show up immediately, so you can enjoy your brand new smile without delay.

One concern from our clients about the treatment is: how unpleasant is gum contouring? In the past, prior to laser technology, gum surgery could be very unpleasant. Gum contouring, nevertheless, is a primarily pain-free treatment. The appeal of it is that the laser naturally seals up the injuries as it removes the gums. There is no excess bleeding, no requirement for stitches, and no open injuries.

Benefits of WaterLase

Traditional gum contouring includes utilizing a scalpel to eliminate gum tissue, in order to develop a more symmetrical appearance. Lasers have actually become more popular in place of other tools (like scalpels) for some dental treatments as the process tends to be less intrusive, involve less stitches, and heal faster.

Thanks to our advanced WaterLase laser system, we’re moving beyond the enhanced standards, to an entirely new level of gum contouring efficiency. Waterlase treatments utilize revolutionary laser innovation to contour your gums, which will seal tissue as we go so that patients generally will not require stitches. In addition to lasers, this treatment sprays water at your gums, which is suggested to stop heat and pain from ocurring during the procedure, lessenning your discomfort.

Waterlase ™ utilizes a cool-water spray to cut teeth without producing heat. Standard drills and lasers can get too hot throughout procedures, causing discomfort and irreversibly harming the soft tissue or pulp underneath. Waterlase ™ does not produce micro-cracks in tooth enamel like a vibrating drill or scalpel. Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the discomfort connected with the drill. Because the Waterlase ™ does not send heat or vibration, there is no need for anesthesia or needles in many cases. 98.5% of clients treated with the Waterlase ™ system reported no discomfort. Get rid of the ‘gummy’ and achieve a more balanced smile in just one visit. Contact our Lodi gum contouring expert, Dr. Franklin, today!

Get the smile you have always wanted, call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. (209) 334-4370