If you’re unhappy with your smile, you might be tempted to have veneers or bonding done to make your teeth appear more symmetrical. However, your teeth may not be the problem. As you age, you may start experiencing a “gummy” smile, due to excessive gum tissue This can cause otherwise proportional teeth to appear small or uneven. A gum lift can help to remove excess gum tissue, and can be used to create a more even gum line. If you want to enhance the appearance of your smile’s natural beauty, a gum lift might be the best way to do so!
How A Gum Lift Can Help Enhance Your Smile
A gum lift is generally performed by a periodontist, which is a dentist that specializes in treating gum disease, oral inflammation and other problems with gum tissue. During the procedure, the dentist will carefully remove excess gum tissue, while also helping to sculpt a more even gum line.
Gum lifts are now most often performed using a laser, which helps to suture during the procedure, making recovery time shorter and the discomfort far less than with traditional oral surgeries.
Gum Health Is Essential to a Pretty Smile
If the cause for your excess gum tissue is gum disease, you may require ultrasonic scaling before a gum lift can successfully be performed. Healthy gums are crucial to preventing the gum tissue from erupting again after cosmetic treatment.
Gum disease is most often caused by plaque buildup, which is why preventive cleanings are so important to maintaining healthy and beautiful smiles.