October 25, 2017
A beautiful smile makes you feel like you’re worth a million bucks. But if there is too much gum tissue covering up your front teeth, you’ve got what we call a “gummy smile.” There is good news, though, and it’s that you do have healthy white tooth enamel back there — it’s just waiting to be unleashed! Your cosmetic dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid, provides gum lifts, also known as “gingivectomy,” to help you show off those beautiful, white, healthy teeth.
How to Tell If You Need a Gum Lift
Maybe you know just what we mean when we say gummy smile, or perhaps you’re not so sure if a gum lift could be right for you. In general, the gum lift is an ideal cosmetic procedure for patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their gums — whether that means they’re too low and cover up too much of the tooth enamel, or if they are uneven and create a displeasing appearance. Gums that have recessed and are too high, exposing much of the tooth enamel, may instead benefit from gum grafting to replace the missing tissue.
The only way to know which solution is best for you is to visit with your cosmetic dentist to discuss your concerns and possible solutions. During a cosmetic consultation, we can also discuss additional treatments that can be performed alongside a gum lift, like veneers or crowns or orthodontics such as Invisalign, to reveal your most attractive smile.
Gum procedures are best performed on healthy smiles. Patients who have gum disease should seek treatment first. We will most likely schedule a checkup and cleaning to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy before beginning with any cosmetic procedure.
The Procedure for Gum Lift
The goal of a gum lift is to restructure the alignment of your gums to make them more symmetrical so that they can show off more of your tooth enamel. Dr. Bushdid uses a soft tissue laser to precisely and efficiently snip away at the excess or uneven gum tissue. This approach minimizes bleeding and discomfort — and because it seals the tissue as it works, we don’t have to use any stitches to close the treatment area. With these immediate results, you can continue on about your day as usual with your new and improved smile.
Numerous Benefits of a Gum Lift
- Quick, easy procedure
- Immediate results
- No need for stitches
- Minimal bleeding and discomfort
- Can even out the most asymmetrical gumlines
- Beautiful, long lasting results
- Can improve periodontal (gum) health
Gummy Smile? Talk to Us Today!
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to a high, low, or uneven gum line, Dr. Bushdid can help with periodontal procedures. Request an appointment with your dentist in Coral Gables to find out if a gum lift is right for your smile!
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