Aesthetic Gum Lift
, we offer several cosmetic dental procedures to improve the aesthetics of your smile. One such procedure, an aesthetic gum lift, can help give you a more beautiful smile if you have excess gum tissue that covers your teeth. Even if you have nice teeth, a "gummy" smile can make your teeth appear shorter than they are. The procedure is relatively quick and painless, and may be the best possible solution to properly showcase your beautiful teeth.
Aesthetic Gum Lift Procedure
Before we proceed with the procedure, we must first determine an aesthetic gum lift is right for you. A gum lift, also known as a "Gingivectomy" or "crown lengthening," is designed to eliminate the excess gum tissue and expose more of the surface of your teeth. When the procedure is finished, you will have a more natural, even, and aesthetically-pleasing gumline.
Once we have determined that an aesthetic gum lift is right for you, we can schedule the procedure. A gum lift can be completed in a single visit. The exact length can depend on several factors, including the number of teeth that need to be corrected, if any bone needs to be removed, and the amount of gum tissue present.
Before we begin the procedure, we will administer local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, Dr. Daniel A. Riley will use a special laser to make incisions in the gum and provide access to the roots of your teeth and underlying bone. The laser removes tissues and cauterized the wounds at the same time. This can significantly reduce the amount of bleeding, swelling, and healing time. If necessary, we may also remove some of the underlying bone. In the past, we had to use a scalpel which lead to more significant bleeding, pain, swelling, and healing procedures. These days, your gums will typically heal in about a week.
Once we have removed the excess tissue, we will wash the gums and complete the procedure. With laser treatment, there are no stitches involved. Any pain after the procedure can usually be controlled with the use of over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol or Advil. If your gum lift is performed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure, your healing time may be longer.
Benefits of an Aesthetic Gum Lift
We specialize in aesthetic gum lifts because of their many benefits, some of which include:
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If you would like to learn more about aesthetic gum lifts, call (210) 625-4599, and schedule your consultation appointment now!
New Heights Dental & Braces
San Antonio, TX 78209
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