Have you ever looked in the mirror only to think that your smile was too gummy and that not enough of your teeth showed? If so, a gum lift may be for you.
A gum lift, also known as crown lengthening, is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures available to improve a gummy smile. By gently removing excessive gum tissue, the appearance of a brand new smile can often be achieved.
Until recently, gum lifting was used as a treatment for periodontal disease, but cosmetic dentists quickly realized the esthetic effect the procedure could have on smiles.
Dr. James Fondriest will work closely with you to design your smile makeover procedure, while the procedure itself will be performed by an esteemed periodontist that Dr. Fondriest will refer you to.
While those with large teeth, weak or thin dental roots, and severe staining at the gum line aren’t candidates for gum lifting, patients looking for a simple way to improve their smile now have another option to add to the already extensive list of cosmetic dental procedures.