Have a gummy smile you want treated? At Wyndham Dental, we offer gum lifts and recontouring services using advanced laser technology to give you more confidence in your smile. A gum lift is usually a minimal cosmetic procedure that can be combined with other dental treatments for optimal results. Through this procedure the gum line is raised, sculpted or contoured to improve a gummy smile, even your gum line and increase the length of your teeth.
A gum lift is usually chosen for aesthetic purposes. But there are certain instances where there is an underlying health condition behind a gummy smile such as abnormally developed teeth/ upper jaw or worn down teeth. At times, excess gum tissue can interfere with how well you can brush or floss your teeth and therefore, increase your risk of tooth decay. In these instances, getting a gum lift in addition to other dental treatments is a matter of achieving a healthier smile.
If your gums overlap your teeth more than usual, your gum line is uneven or your upper teeth seem to be shorter, making you feel like your gum is more prominent when you smile. This may occur due to different reasons including:
During your initial consultation we’ll conduct an oral health assessment to determine the underlying cause and the best course of treatment to follow.
If you are feeling self-conscious about your smile, a gum lift can help. Here are some benefits of a gum lift at Wyndham Dental:
As a minimally invasive procedure, you can expect a gum lift to be quite painless. Local anesthesia helps reduce any discomfort during the treatment. The process of getting a gum lift itself is fairly simple.
In order to be eligible for a gum lift, patients need to have a strong, healthy root that can handle more of the tooth being exposed. Typically carried out only for front teeth, we can determine if you’re a good fit for this once the initial consultation is scheduled.
Recovery time often depends on the complexity of your individual case. For a minimal procedure, most patients will experience slight swelling or bruising and can usually return to work the next day. For more intensive cases that involve other treatments, our dentists will recommend the dietary changes and best after-care tips that you have to maintain in the days to follow. You should generally avoid spicy or hard foods after dental treatments, however.
Gum lift treatment and gum contouring costs depend on factors such as the condition of your gums and any additional services required. After assessing your mouth, our dentists will provide a more accurate estimate of the cost of your gum treatment. Get in touch with our friendly team for more information!
f you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your gummy smile, it’s time to change that. Get that smile you’ve always dreamed of with laser gum lift treatment at Wyndham Dental.
Our dentists have years of experience providing gum lifts and transforming smiles. We use advanced laser technology to make the treatment process convenient, effective and pain-free. Give us a call to get started!