Give Your Smile a Lift

More gum than normal showing in smile

Before: This patient has a stubby, gummy smile

A great smile is important. It can give you confidence when interviewing for a new job, make you feel good enough to ask for that date with that someone special, or simply brighten the day of people you meet. But if you have an embarrassing, “gummy” smile, like the one pictured above, you probably hide it.

If you want to lose your “gummy” smile and show off your pearly whites, a gum lift (aka crown lengthening) could be the solution.

A gum lift is a gentle cosmetic procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line. Excessive gum tissue is removed, which reveals more tooth enamel. The result: teeth that look longer and more attractive.

Dr. Fondriest will design your new gum line, and a trusted periodontist will perform the procedure. Perio-plastic surgery, along with cosmetic procedures, like porcelain veneersdental implantscosmetic bonding, and crowns, will give you a smile you’ll be proud to share.

Let’s take a look at the smile from above after Dr. Fondriest gave it a makeover.

Gum lift

After: The patient’s gum line is reduced and Dr. Fondriest has given her a new smile

The gum lift, combined with dental implants and Empress crowns, completely transformed her smile.

To learn more about gum lifts or the smile design planning process, or to schedule a consultation, call Lake Forest Dental Arts at 847.234.0517.

Our practice serves the Chicago metropolitan area including the North Shore and Northwest suburbs

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