When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself fixating on how small your teeth suddenly appear? Would you describe your smile as “gummy?” If so, you might have worried that nothing could be done to reverse the signs of excessive gum growth. Fortunately there is an effective way to improve the smile’s appearance, even if the gums are the cause for cosmetic concern. While cosmetic tooth treatments like whitening and veneers might be more popular and well-known, there is a way to address gum issues. A gum lift can help carefully remove excessive gum growth, and reveal more of your natural, beautiful smile!
Sometimes Addressing the Real Issue Means Correcting the Gums
Some people wrongly believe that when their teeth start to look small, the answer is to use veneers or another form of cosmetic dentistry meant for tooth enhancement. In reality, if excess gum tissue is the reason for the cosmetic concern, a gum lift could be the best way to improve the overall appearance of the smile.
Gum lifts are designed to make the smile appear more beautiful and youthful, while also correcting any odd shapes created by the gumline.
What to Expect from the Procedure
During a gum lift the dentist or oral surgeon will carefully sculpt the gums to create a more attractive gumline, and to reveal more of the teeth beneath the tissue. This is done by first carefully designing the improvements, and then using laser technology to sculpt the gums.
The laser sutures as the dentist works, allowing for faster recovery time and less discomfort overall. So if you want a more youthful smile, talk to your cosmetic dentist about the option of having a gum lift completed!