Cosmetic Gum Re-Contouring

Do you have a "gummy smile?" Excess gum tissue can make the teeth appear too short and ultimately become the most visible aspect of a person’s smile. This common condition often makes people self-conscious every time they open their mouths; however, there are non-surgical treatment options available at Upper East Side Dental Arts that can reshape the gums for a more balanced appearance. Dr. Konstantine Trichas and his experienced dental team offer cosmetic gum recontouring with laser technology to achieve beautiful results and a minimized healing process.

To learn more about cosmetic gum recontouring, or to schedule an appointment here at our practice, please contact us today.

Benefits of "Gummy Smile" Rejuvenation

Gum recontouring, also known as a gum lift, is designed to bring your teeth and gums into more symmetrical harmony with each other. Laser gum recontouring offers a number of benefits for patients affected by a "gummy smile," including:

  • Reduction of excess gum tissue surrounding the teeth
  • Enhanced balance between the teeth and gums
  • Less bleeding and swelling when compared to traditional gum reshaping surgery
  • Faster healing and recovery times
  • The treatment is virtually painless

The Gum Recontouring Procedure

The gum recontouring procedure will be customized for your specific needs so that you can attain the best results possible. During the treatment, a special wand emitting laser energy will be precisely guided along the gums, eliminating excess tissue and delicately reshaping the gums for a more balanced result. The entire gum recontouring procedure usually takes less than an hour, and you should feel little to no pain during the process.

Contact Upper East Side Dental Arts

For more information on cosmetic gum recontouring, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to talk more about your options, please contact Upper East Side Dental Arts.

How Can We Perfect Your Smile?


Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Konstantine Trichas now practices dentistry in The Tristate Area. He graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and completed a General Practice Residency at Muhlenberg Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Dr. Trichas received his Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry, and completed Advanced Educational Training with The Hornbrook Group. As a top Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Trichas is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and takes full advantage of the latest technology and techniques available to diagnose and educate his patients.