Crown Lengthening and Gum lift:
Some people have teeth that look too short or show to much gum when they smile, typically refered to as”gummy” smile. A procedure called crown lengthening or “gum lift” is often used to remove the excess of gum, and expose the beautiful tooth that is hiding underneath. In fact, your gum line can be carefully sculpted to create just the right proportion between gum and tooth, which will result in a better looking smile. Gum contouring can also make crowns and/or bridges look more natural, leading to an improvement in the aesthetics of your smile.
If the gum is uneven around a tooth, gum contouring can smooth and balance the way your tooth and gum look. This comfortable procedure can help you achieve that natural looking, symmetrical gum line that is aesthetically pleasing.
Gum grafting Treatment:
Healthy gums protect the teeth from disease and is cosmetically important to ensure a natural and beautiful smile. Gum tissue loss or ‘Gum recession’ can cause you to have tooth sensitivity and decay as well as make it harder for you to clean the area. In addition, patients may look older than their age because their teeth appear to be too long (“long in the tooth”). Gum grafts and other procedures are designed to cover exposed roots making your smile look younger, more harmonic and decrease the tooth sensitivity you may have.
When the gums recede, it basically pulls away from the teeth. We use microsurgical cosmetic periodontal techniques that can dramatically improve the looks of your smile and teeth, while reducing the chances of having further recession, make the tooth less sensitive, protect the root from root cavities, make crowns or implants look more natural. Don´t let your fear of the dentist get in the way to get that smile you´ve always wanted. You´ll be laughing once it´s done!
If I had known it was going to be so easy I would have done it years ago
Cosmetic Gum Treatment around Implants:
Occasionally, the gum around the new dental implant might not look natural due to different circumstances (implant positioning, resorption of the gum after the extraction, previous gum disease). Each case needs to be assessed very carefully and in most cases there are options available to improve the looks of the new implant restoration by adding gum tissue.
Cosmetic Gum treatment before veneers:
A cosmetically pleasant smile will often have even and symmetrical height of the gums. For the new veneers or crowns to look natural it is essential to make sure the balance between tooth and gum is right when you smile, hence adapting the gum by adding or removing if necessary before the restorative work is very important.