Do you suffer from a “gummy” smile? Dr. Neda can offer a procedure to improve this condition and help you love showing off your beautiful grin.
A gum lift (also known as gingivectomy) is a cosmetic procedure that is used to raise and sculpt the gum line. This procedure involves reshaping the tissue to create the appearance of longer or more symmetrical teeth, making your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
Also known as crown lengthening, this procedure was once used only to treat gum disease, but today, we can provide a Gum Rejuvenation Lift to reduce gummy smiles or balance out an asymmetrical gum line.
Many of our patients believe they just have “short teeth,” and that there’s nothing that can be done when in fact, it could be that part of your enamel is still hiding under the gum giving your teeth an artificially short look. As teeth erupt into their permanent position, the gum pulls back to reveal most of the enamel. As we move into our twenties, the gum recedes a little to fully reveal the entire enamel surface. Sometimes, this doesn’t happen, and part of the enamel remains buried under the gum giving the appearance of a gummy smile and short teeth. A gum lift procedure is a great way to expose more of the tooth and make the teeth appear longer.
IS A GUM LIFT PAINFUL?
Using a gentle, state-of-the-art LANAP laser, Dr. Neda will sculpt the gum and reshape your smile. The result is a bigger, whiter and more beautiful smile. Because this procedure is accomplished with the use of a laser, you’ll heal quickly and feel little-to-no discomfort.
HOW MUCH DOES A GUM LIFT COST?
Since each case is unique, the cost of all laser treatments vary. To learn more about costs and to determine if this treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Neda today.