Aesthetic Gum Lift
New Bedford, Falmouth, & Hyannis, MA
One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. The appearance of your smile has the power to shape the impressions you leave. One important factor in your smile is your teeth. However, even if your teeth are perfect, your smile may still not be. This is because the condition of your gum tissue also plays a role. Excess gum tissue can cause your teeth to appear small, significantly impacting the quality of your smile. Center for Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry can help to improve the quality of your smile with an aesthetic gum lift.
What is an Aesthetic Gum Lift?
When you have excess gum tissue, the quality of your smile suffers. Even a small amount of excess tissue can have a significant impact, causing otherwise perfect teeth to appear small and imperfect. An aesthetic gum lift, or dental crown lengthening, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to eliminate this excess tissue. With this procedure, we can help sculpt a more aesthetic gum line to improve the quality of your smile and boost your confidence.
What to Expect During an Aesthetic Gum Lift
Traditionally, an aesthetic gum lift has been performed using a scalpel. This sharp, manual tooth is effective, but it does have a few significant drawbacks. One of the biggest issues with this tool is that it can cause a significant amount of bleeding. The scalpel can also cause a lot of tissue trauma, which can lead to post-procedural pain and swelling.
Today, an aesthetic gum lift is performed with the assistance of a dental laser. The laser uses a concentrated beam of light to remove the excess tissue. The light is approximately the thickness of a human hair. The laser cauterizes your gum tissue as it cuts. As a result, the amount of bleeding you experience is greatly reduced. The laser provides us with pinpoint accuracy. We can eliminate only the necessary tissue, preventing the removal of too much. Because the laser is so accurate, we are also able to reduce tissue trauma, which reduces pain and swelling once your procedure is complete.
The aesthetic gum lift is performed under a local anesthetic. We begin by creating small incisions in your gums so that we separate the soft tissue from your teeth. Next, we use the laser to remove the necessary tissue. Once finished, your gums are sutured closed against your teeth.
What are the Benefits of an Aesthetic Gum Lift?
There are several benefits associated with an aesthetic gum lift.
||The procedure is minimally invasive. The laser allows us to target only the necessary tissue. It is incredibly accurate, which helps to reduce tissue trauma, pain, and swelling. The laser also minimizes bleeding because it cauterizes your gums as we provide your treatment.
||You can see the results of your treatment immediately after we have finished. These results continue to improve as you heal.
||With an improved gum line, the quality of your smile significantly improves. This can also help to boost your confidence.
With an aesthetic gum lift, we can sculpt a more natural, aesthetically pleasing gum line, which can then help to greatly improve the quality of your smile and boost your confidence. For more information, and to find out if an aesthetic gum lift is right for you, call Center for Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at 508-996-3131 today.