Aesthetic Gum Lift
When most people think about a beautiful smile, the thing they tend to focus on is the appearance of the teeth. While the teeth are an important component in the quality of your smile, they are not the only one. Even if your teeth are perfect, excess gum tissue can cause them to appear small, which can greatly affect the quality of your smile. Harmony Dental can eliminate excess gum tissue, transforming the appearance of your smile, with an aesthetic gum lift.
What is an Aesthetic Gum Lift?
An aesthetic gum lift is a treatment also known as a crown lengthening. This treatment is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to eliminate excess gum tissue. When you have excess gum tissue, otherwise perfect teeth can appear small. The quality of your smile is diminished, and you may feel self-conscious. With this procedure, however, we can remove the excess gum tissue, providing you with a more natural gumline, which helps to greatly enhance the beauty of your smile and boost your confidence.
What to Expect During an Aesthetic Gum Lift
Today, aesthetic gum lifts are performed using a laser. A laser uses a thin, concentrated beam of light that can be used to remove soft tissue, bone, and tooth structure. It can also be used to disinfect periodontal pockets or stimulate the growth of new tissue. The wavelength of the laser light is adjustable, which enables it to effectively perform these, and other, tasks. An aesthetic gum lift used to be performed using a scalpel. While the scalpel is effective, it causes bleeding and tissue trauma that leads to pain and swelling. The laser cauterizes tissue as it cuts, reducing bleeding. It is also incredibly accurate, allowing us to target only the necessary tissue and greatly reduces tissue trauma.
While less invasive, an aesthetic gum lift is performed under a local anesthetic. Small incisions are made in the gums, which enable us to separate the tissue from your teeth. Next, the laser is used to remove the necessary gum tissue. It can also be adjusted to remove any necessary bone that could affect the results of the treatment. When complete, your gums are sutured back against your teeth.
Benefits of an Aesthetic Gum Lift
Aesthetic gum lifts offer many different benefits. These include:
Functional Purposes for a Gum Lift
While a gum lift is generally used for cosmetic reasons, it also has a few functional applications as well. These include:
An aesthetic gum lift can help to improve the quality of your smile and improve your oral health.
Call Harmony Dental at (541) 246-3250 for more information.