Lakemoor

28956 W Il Route 120

Lakemoor, IL 60051-2215

(815) 363-8888

Hainesville

80 E Belvidere Rd

Hainesville, IL 60030

(847) 986-6300

Elk Grove Village

717 Meacham Road

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

(847) 744-6240

Gummy Smile

GOODBYE, GUMMY SMILE

GUM REDUCTION at Lakemoor Dental

At Lakemoor dental, we know that, when it comes to the perfect smile, one size most definitely doesnot fit all. The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to create a smile that is unique to the patient, complementing the most distinctive and appealing features of his or her face. On the other hand, there are some elements of the most beautiful smiles that are desirable in virtually every case. Among these is the length of the teeth, which should be proportional to the size and shape of the mouth. Some people appear to have disproportionately short teeth due to excessive gum tissue, giving them the appearance of a "gummy" smile.

If you have a gummy smile and would like to learn more about how you can improve your smiles symmetry and overall appearance through gum reduction, please contact one of our Lakemoor Dental practices today.

WHAT IS GUM REDUCTION?

Gum reduction is a relatively simple procedure in which a diode laser is used to vaporize excess gum tissue. Using this laser allows Dr. Shanard to remove tissue with extraordinary precision, and with minimal patient discomfort. As the laser vaporizes the tissue, it simultaneously sterilizes and seals the blood vessels in your gum. This means that you will experience less bleeding than with other methods of gum reduction, as well as a shorter recovery time.

In some cases, it may be necessary to remove a small portion of the bone that underlies the gum tissue in order to achieve the best possible results. This re-contouring of the bone is highly safe and will result in a more aesthetically pleasing frame for your teeth.

You will emerge from treatment with beautifully contoured gums that complement both the teeth and, when you flash your smile, the lip. Dr. Shanard will take great care to consider every detail of your mouth and face in planning your treatment to ensure the most aesthetically appealing results.

GUM REDUCTION BENEFITS

The profound effect that having a symmetrical, proportional smile can have on a person's life is difficult to put into words. At Contemporary Dental Arts, we have witnessed firsthand how transforming a smile through cosmetic dentistry can dramatically improve a person's self-image and confidence. Gum reduction can be performed by itself or combined with other cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns as part of a more comprehensive smile makeover.

CANDIDATES FOR GUM REDUCTION

The best candidates for gum reduction are people with healthy, firm gum tissue that extends disproportionately onto the surface of the teeth, or is unevenly contoured. If you are not a suitable candidate for the procedure, Dr. Shanard will recommend an alternative treatment or series of treatments to improve the appearance of your smile.

GIVE YOUR GUMS A LIFT - CONTACT US TODAY!

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile due to the presence of excess gum tissue, Dr's at Lakemoor Dental and their compassionate team of highly trained professionals can help. To find out whether you are a good candidate for gum reduction, please contact one of our Lakemoor Dental offices today.

Payment Options
We accept checks, cash or credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.

Financing Options


There are multiple options available to you to finance your dental needs.  CareCredit is a flexible monthly payment option offered through the Lakemoor Dental offices in Lakemoor and Hainesville. The plan is specifically designed for cosmetic dentistry and large restorative treatment. You may apply quickly and securely by clicking Here or by calling 1-800-859-9975.

  • No initial payment
  • Low, fixed rates ranging from 0 %
  • Low monthly payments
  • First payment not due for 4-6 weeks
  • No prepayment penalty, Terms up to 60 months

Contact Us

Send Us an Email

Our Location

Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Lakemoor

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Hainesville

Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Elk Grove Village

Monday:

8:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed