Aesthetic Gum Lift
Dental Implants Richardson, TX
When it comes to having a fantastic smile, there is a good chance that the first thing that you will think about is your teeth. You want for your teeth to be straight and a dazzling shade of white. Of course, your teeth are a large part of your smile, but there is more to it than that. Your gums are noticed when you smile as well. The common problem is that there is too much gum between two of your teeth. It could be in one spot, but it could also be in several spots along your gumline.
If you avoid using your smile because you do not like the way that your gums look, you need to see us here at Dr. Xixi Wu. An aesthetic gum lift could be the solution that you are longing for.
An Aesthetic Gum Lift Can Make a Real Difference
If you have patches in your mouth where there is too much gum, or if your gumline is uneven, and aesthetic gum lift might be the solution. An anesthetic gum lift is usually a simple procedure that does not take much time. We will use a laser to remove the extra gum that is around your teeth. We will also shape your gumline at the same time so that everything is symmetrical. Since we use a laser, there is little healing time and even less pain.
There are cases where a small amount of bone will also need to be removed to achieve the desired effect. We will let you know ahead of time if we think that we will need to remove any bone. For some procedures, a gum lift will be necessary for some patients. There cannot be too much gum if you are going to receive veneers, and we also will not want too much gum if you are getting a crown. These are just two examples of procedures where we might recommend an aesthetic gum lift as part of the total process.
Healing time after an aesthetic gum lift is usually fast. In most cases, it takes only a day or so to heal. The healing time might be a little bit longer if bone was removed, or if something else like a bone graft was done at the same time. As far as cosmetic dentistry is concerned, an aesthetic gum lift will take away that bulge of gum between two teeth. It can also make your teeth look longer and straighter. An aesthetic gum lift can also be good for your oral health overall. If you have too much gum, it could become a breeding ground for bacteria in a hard to brush area.
If you would like for people to notice your smile because of how good it looks and not because of imperfections, we here at Dr. Xixi Wu would like to help. An aesthetic gum lift could give you another reason to smile. Call (972) 669-9444 to make an appointment so that we can see if it would work for you.