Have you been shying away from smiling? Maybe you feel that a little too much of your gums show when you smile? Your teeth may be perfectly healthy and white but a disproportionate gum line could make you feel self-conscious. A gum lift (recontouring) could be the answer.
Fortunately, with an experienced team on your side like the one at Sachem Dental Group, you can safely erase the signs of a gummy smile. We’ve completed thousands of smile makeovers in Long Island. Many of which involve minimizing and correcting the effects of excessive gingival (gum) tissue.
The Gum Lift Procedure
The reasons behind a gummy smile are many. It may be because of genetics, having naturally smaller teeth, medication, or gum and upper lip irregularities.
Whatever the reason, at our Long Island cosmetic dentistry office can provide you with a truly beautiful smile through a gum lift procedure.
A gum lift, also known as gingivectomy or gum recontouring, is a cosmetic procedure that raises and sculpts your gumline. We use advanced laser technology to retrace and contour the shape of the gum tissues that are overlapping your teeth, to reveal fuller and even enamel. The laser is traced over the affected teeth and the gums are resculpted to fall in line with your tooth shape. Since there is no cutting involved and everything is performed with a laser, there is no risk of bleeding or inflammation.
Our skilled dentists perform this procedure with utmost precision while making sure you feel completely comfortable. The session lasts for only an hour or less and provides instant results.
This procedure doesn’t usually require any numbing. However, our Suffolk County dentists are certified to administer light sedation upon request, making this procedure completely safe and comfortable. You can resume your usual routine practically the same day.
Should You Get a Gum Lift?
If you have a gummy smile, teeth that look short/uneven or are hesitant to smile around other people, it’s time to consider gum recontouring.
A gum lift may even be for reasons that are not just cosmetic. Particularly if you suffer from past periodontal disease, where your gums to pulled away from the tooth roots, creating deep pockets that harbor bacteria. A crown lengthening procedure reduces the depth of such pockets and allows for better oral hygiene and the daily removal of infection-causing bacteria.
Reserve a Consultation
Thinking about getting a gum lift? Contact our Suffolk County clinic to find out if you qualify for this procedure. You’ll meet our experienced dentists who will assess your oral and medical history, examine your teeth, and determine if gum recontouring is right for you.
Visit our Long Island dental office to learn more about how to rejuvenate your smile. Our team will be more than happy to take you through the smile makeover process and suggest the best course of action, including alternative therapies (if applicable.) Contact us today to get started.