Smile Makeovers Aren’t Just About Teeth
The shape, size, evenness, and brightness of your teeth are certainly important and make up a large part of cosmetic dentistry. However, if a person’s gums are problematic, they can throw an otherwise lovely smile out of balance. Excessive or uneven gums – often called a “gummy smile” – prompt many people to hide their teeth. Fortunately, Dr. R. Terry Councill and Dr. Jonathan Glass provide cosmetic gum lift services for a precise method of balancing the gum line, and enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Fixing Excessive Gums with Gum Lifts
What is a gum lift? A gum lift is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that creates an even gum line. Patients with gummy smiles can have excessive gum tissue removed, exposing more tooth, and improving the appearance of their smiles. At Councill Dental Group, we use laser dentistry to perform a gum lift, providing patients with a precise treatment that minimizes discomfort.
What are the Benefits of Gum Lifts?
Many of the cosmetic benefits of a gum lift include:
- Longer teeth
- More proportional teeth
- Improved smile esthetics
A gum lift offers the benefit of an esthetically pleasing smile in just one visit. For added comfort, Dr. Councill provides sedation dentistry options, as well as other amenities to ensure patients undergoing gum lifts and other treatments enjoy a comfortable, relaxing experience.
The Gum Lift Procedure
With a gentle touch, Dr. Councill and Dr. Glass employ a soft tissue laser that reshapes and contours excessive gum tissue to reveal the gorgeous and symmetrical smile hiding beneath. Within a few minutes, our laser reveals the perfect amount of enamel and produces a more balanced smile. Like all of our state-of-the-art technology, soft tissue lasers help us provide care with enhanced precision. Some of the benefits of soft tissue lasers include:
- Little to no bleeding
- Little to no swelling
- No stitches
- Precision tissue removal allows for a more conservative treatment
- Very little discomfort
- Greatly reduced healing time
Gum lifts often play a significant role in a smile makeover treatment plan. They can complement tooth whitening, or help give veneers a more natural placement along the gum line.