Celina Dentist Explains Gum Lifts

Smiling Young LadyOur gums play a major role in the appearance and quality of our smile. Some people refer to the presence of an excessive amount of gingival tissue as a “gummy smile.” For people with this particular dental issue, teeth can appear small, almost like they belong in the mouth of a child. When gums are uneven, teeth can appear to be crooked even when they’re not. A surprisingly minimally invasive procedure is available from your Celina dentist, Dr. Newton. Reduction of the amount of gingival tissue in your mouth, can make your teeth appear straight and normal in size. We call it a gum lift.

Laser Precision and Convenience

The invention and progression of laser technology has created a revolution in dentistry. Cosmetic gum therapy used to involve more traditional surgical methods, including sutures. This would usually translate into considerably more discomfort and a longer period of recovery.  With lasers a gum lift can now be performed more precisely, and much less invasively. In fact, the laser actually closes the tissue as it moves along the gumline, making stitches obsolete in this case. This leads to a shorter healing time and no need to take extended time off of work, or out of your busy life.

Gum Lift Procedure

Everyone’s anxiety levels differ, and even though laser therapy is a gentle process, many patients prefer to opt for different sedation options to make the experience worry-free. After Dr. Newton is certain that you feel calm and comfortable, she numbs the area of gum tissue that will be altered. Small amounts of gum tissue are removed to make your teeth appear to be the right size and even out your smile. You may also hear of this procedure as being called crown lengthening. Sometimes, a gum lift can work perfectly in conjunction with other necessary cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers and tooth contouring. Patients appreciate being able to get several procedures done at once.

Celina Dentist Offers Gum Lifts

If you are uncomfortable with the way your gums look, consider a gum lift from your dentist in Celina at our 75009 dental office by calling (214) 851-0130. Located in the 75009 area, we serve patients of all ages from Celina, Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding areas.