Aesthetic Gum Lift
Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. A beautiful smile is essential for making a good first impression. It can also play a significant role in your confidence. A major part of your smile is your teeth. However, they are not the only one. No matter how perfect your teeth are, having excess gum tissue can greatly impact your smile. At Harmony Dental, we can improve the quality of your smile by removing excess gum tissue with a treatment called an aesthetic gum lift.
What is an Aesthetic Gum Lift?
Even if your teeth are perfectly straight, white, and free from any flaws like chips or cracks, having excess gum tissue can cause these perfect teeth to appear small. Because of this, the quality of your smile is significantly diminished, and your confidence may plummet. An aesthetic gum lift is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to remove the excess tissue, providing you with a more beautiful smile as well as greater confidence.
What to Expect During an Aesthetic Gum Lift
Your aesthetic gum lift is performed using a dental laser. This is a modern dental tool that provides an incredible alternative to a scalpel. The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that is approximately the thickness of a human hair. With a dental laser, we can pinpoint only the necessary tissue, allowing us to sculpt a more aesthetic gum line. The laser cauterizes your gums as it removes excess tissue, greatly reducing bleeding. Additionally, the amount of tissue trauma you experience is reduced, limiting pain and swelling after treatment and shortening your recovery time.
Before we begin the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered. Next, small incisions are made in the gums, and the tissue is separated from the teeth. We then use the laser to carefully remove the excess tissue. Even if we are only treating a single tooth, the gums above the adjacent teeth are also treated. This provides a much more natural, seamless restoration. If necessary, a small amount of bone may also be removed to help optimize the results. When the procedure is complete, your gums are sutured back against your teeth. You will notice a difference in the quality of your smile right away.
Benefits of an Aesthetic Gum Lift
An aesthetic gum lift provides you with several significant benefits.
Removing excess gum tissue can help to greatly improve the quality of your smile. It can also help to boost your self-confidence as well. Call Harmony Dental at (541) 246-3250 today to schedule your consultation and find out if an aesthetic gum lift is right for you.