Aesthetic Gum Lift
Kansas City, KS
Do your teeth appear small or does your gumline look uneven? If so, you may benefit from a dental procedure known as an aesthetic gum lift. Also known as crown lengthening, this dental solution permits us to remove gum tissue that causes the teeth to look smaller. Contouring the gum in this way also gives you a straighter gumline. We, at Fay Periodontal Associates, offer this exclusive service to our valued patients. The following information gives you further details about this dental procedure.
Do You Have a Gummy Smile?
Because the gums play a primary role in the quality of a smile, a gum lift enables patients who have unblemished white teeth to enhance their appearance. By removing the excess gum, we can give you a smile that focuses on your pearly whites. Therefore, an aesthetic gum lift restores small-looking teeth to a regular size. When a gum lift is performed, we sometimes remove some bone too.
What Happens During an Aesthetic Gum Lift?
If you opt for this procedure, you will first be given a local anesthetic. The time allocated for this dental visit depends on the number of teeth that have to be enhanced and if any bone needs removal. Traditional aesthetic gum lifts once were performed using a scalpel. However, this surgery tool can cause bleeding during the procedure and lead to swelling and pain when you are recovering.
After the anesthetic is administered, we make incisions in the gum tissues. Doing so exposes the bone and dental roots. The incisions are needed to remove the additional tissue or bone. When we are done with the procedure, the gums are stitched so they fit nice and snugly against the teeth.
Does an Aesthetic Gum Lift Have a Functional Purpose?
An aesthetic gum lift can also be used to help fit a crown. Excess gum tissue may prevent a crown from covering the tooth efficiently. When this happens, the tooth may get infected. By removing the added tissue and exposing more of the tooth, a gum lift permits us to adjust a dental crown so it fits correctly.
What are the Primary Advantages Associated with an Aesthetic Gum Lift?
When you get an aesthetic gum lift, you will experience a number of benefits. If you have a gummy smile, a gum lift makes it possible for more of your teeth to show. In turn, your teeth will look more normal in size. The gumline is also evened out by using a gum lift. Once we perform the lift, you will see immediate results.
Do you smile and show most of your gum? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for a gum lift. We can give you all the details here at Fay Periodontal Associates. We can give you a smile that is both beautiful and functional. Give us a call today at (816) 673-2230 to schedule an appointment and consultation.