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Cosmetic Gum Lifts

Dentist Mt Pleasant

Correcting “Gummy” Smiles

Do you have a smile that shows much more gum than pearly whites? Would you prefer it if that unattractive gum line was diminished and more of your teeth would show through?

If the answer is a definite yes, and you are one of those people who are looking greatly forward to changing that gummy smile or uneven gum line, then you will be glad that an aesthetic gum lift can be your answer.

The official dental definition of a “gummy” smile is an overgrowth of gum tissue covering a part of the tooth that should be visible. It will usually take only one appointment for your dentist to complete this cosmetic procedure that some professionals refer to as a dental solution which lengthens your tooth crown.

Cosmetic Gum Lift Treatments Are simple to Understand
  • A highly qualified and skilled cosmetic dentist will gently pull away and raise your gums from the teeth, then remove a part of it as he or she contours and repositions it.
  • By exposing more of your pretty white teeth, this procedure creates a much more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • At this point your teeth will take on a more proportional and longer look.
  • A new looking, brilliant smile results as the natural contours of your teeth are exposed.

Dentists often have to make alterations to the jaw bone during this procedure because the gum tissue is attached to the underlying bone. At this point, the dentist will have to evaluate the gum margins to determine whether or not a successful cosmetic gum lift can be performed.

They (the gum margins) must meet the 3MM location from the bones edge in order to perform the gum lift. Due to the possibility of your gums growing over your teeth again, the whole purpose of the procedure will have been defeated if no changes are made to the jawbone.

One more dental problem can be easily rectified by the perfect solution of a cosmetic gum lift, and that is correcting an uneven gum line so that porcelain veneers can properly exhibit their aesthetic brilliance.

In order to add the finishing touches to a flawless smile, a gum lift is a very simple solution, and the following three points should be emphasized:

  • Due to the fast healing time of gum tissue, the recovery time for this procedure is short.
  • There is very little discomfort for this extremely satisfying procedure.
  • Now there will be plenty of opportunity form you to show off your “new” smile.

As if this simple, yet satisfying procedure needed anything else to help a dental patient make up his mind, you can even ask your dentist to show you some “before and after” photos of former patients who elected to have this cosmetic gum lift or crown lengthening procedure, as some may refer to it.

If you are still not certain that you are a good candidate for this procedure, but you are interested in finding out more, please call your dentist today for a professional evaluation.

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