Smile Needing a Makeover? A Gum Lift Might Be Key

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing an aged smile? Over the years, it’s not uncommon for many people to struggle with a smile that seems overly gummy, due to excess gum tissue. If the excess growth of gum tissue is only in some areas, it can cause certain teeth to look disproportionally small or jagged, when the teeth aren’t really the problem. If you want a younger-looking smile, namely one that’s symmetrical and beautiful, a gum lift could be the solution.

A New Way to Improve Your Smile

A gum lift can help address a number of esthetic concerns caused by your gum tissue. And thanks to modern technology, gum contouring is less invasive and requires less recovery time than in previous years.

That is because using laser technology to sculpt away portions of the tissue that are excessive, enables the dentist to suture as he or she works, rather than needing to add stitches after treatment.

While some cosmetic dentists may perform the gum lift themselves, many work closely with periodontists, or dentists that are gum specialists, to plan the design of your new and improved smile, based on your specific concerns. That way the resulting work will reflect your ideal smile.

You may also want to speak to your general dentist about why you’re experiencing a “gummy” smile in the first place. It could be due to gum disease, or another oral health threat, that needs to be addressed separately, through restorative treatment, prior to any cosmetic procedures.

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