Do you suffer from a “gummy” smile? The cosmetic specialists at Dalton Dental can offer a procedure to improve this condition and help you love showing off your beautiful grin.
A gum lift (also known as gingivectomy) is a cosmetic procedure that is used to raise and sculpt the gum line. This procedure involves reshaping the tissue to create the appearance of longer or more symmetrical teeth, making your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
Also known as crown lengthening, this procedure was once used only to treat gum disease, but today, we can provide a Gum Rejuvenation Lift to reduce gummy smiles or balance out an asymmetrical gum line.
Many of our patients believe they just have “short teeth,” and that there’s nothing that can be done when in fact, it could be that part of your enamel is still hiding under the gum giving your teeth an artificially short look. As teeth erupt into their permanent position, the gum pulls back to reveal most of the enamel. As we move into our twenties, the gum recedes a little to fully reveal the entire enamel surface. Sometimes, this doesn’t happen, and part of the enamel remains buried under the gum giving the appearance of a gummy smile and short teeth. A gum lift procedure is a great way to expose more of the tooth and make the teeth appear longer.
Using a gentle, state-of-the-art LANAP laser, Dr. Dalton will sculpt the gum and reshape your smile. The result is a bigger, whiter and more beautiful smile. Because this procedure is accomplished with the use of a laser, you’ll heal quickly and feel little-to-no discomfort.
Since each case is unique, the cost of all laser treatments vary. To learn more about costs and to determine if this treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dalton today.
Smile with confidence again! Call Dalton Dental at (813) 291-3580 today. Dr. Dalton, a board certified periodontist, and her professional dental team offer comprehensive gum disease treatment in Tampa, Florida to help all our patients enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. We invite you to enjoy our state-of-the-art office and relaxing spa services during your next visit!