Gum Lift Procedure
A gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line. This procedure involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create the appearance of longer or symmetrical teeth, thereby making the smile more aesthetically pleasing. Gum contouring alone is considered a cosmetic procedure. Most of the time it is not medically necessary. Most people have their gums reshaped to improve the appearance of their smile. However, some people undergo gum contouring surgery as part of other necessary periodontal procedures, such as crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and regenerative procedures.
What is a Gummy Smile?
Gummy smile also known as excessive gingival display is a smile that shows an excessive amount of gum under the upper lip. Gums that cover a large portion of your teeth can make your teeth look small. This may be the result of genetics, a particular health problem, or taking certain prescription drugs.
How is Gum Lift performed?
- Before a gum lift is done, local anesthesia must be applied to the gums in order to numb them.
- Gum surgery involves surgical method or a laser light that will be focused on areas of excess gum tissue.
- This procedure typically takes around twenty to thirty minutes, and recovery is immediate.
- Follow the post treatment instructions given by your dentist and maintain good oral hygiene.
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