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Aesthetic Gum Lift

Smiling Patient at Bellevue's Best Smiles Your smile is an important feature of your face. It is usually the very first thing that others notice about you. When you think of the perfect smile, what comes to mind? For many people, they tend to focus on the appearance of the teeth, how white and straight they are as well as their size and shape. However, even if your teeth are perfect, your gums can detract from the beauty of your smile. Excess gum tissue can lead to a gummy smile, an issue that causes your teeth to appear quite small. At Bellevue's Best Smiles, we can help to improve the quality of your smile with an aesthetic gum lift.

What is an Aesthetic Gum Lift?

Even if your teeth are straight, white, and free from other blemishes, your smile might not be what you were hoping. This is because your teeth are not the only factor in your smile. Your gums also play an integral role. Excess gum tissue can leave you with what is called a gummy smile, which causes your otherwise perfect teeth to appear unnaturally small. An aesthetic gum lift is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed to remove excess gum tissue and sculpt a more natural, aesthetic gumline. In doing so, we help to enhance the beauty of your smile and boost your confidence.

What to Expect During an Aesthetic Gum Lift

Traditionally, an aesthetic gum lift has been done using a scalpel. This small metal tool is effective, but also causes bleeding, as well as pain and swelling after the procedure is complete. Today, we can provide you with high-quality, effective treatment using a dental laser. The laser uses a thin, concentrated beam of light. The light cuts your tissue and cauterizes it at the same time, limiting bleeding. It provides pinpoint accuracy, allowing us to target only the necessary tissue while reducing tissue trauma. Because of this, pain and swelling are greatly reduced.

Your aesthetic gum lift is performed under a local anesthetic, which helps to ensure that you do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Small incisions are made in your gums, which allow us to separate the tissue from your teeth. Next, the laser is used to remove the necessary tissue. Depending upon your situation, we may also need to remove a small amount of bone tissue to prevent the gums from creeping back down over the tooth. No matter how many teeth are being treated, we also treat the gums over the adjacent teeth as well. This helps to provide a more natural appearance. Once your treatment is complete, your gums are sutured back against your teeth.

Benefits of an Aesthetic Gum Lift

There are many benefits that come with an aesthetic gum lift. These benefits include:
•  The quality of your smile is improved. By removing excess tissue, we uncover more of the surface area of your teeth, or level out uneven gums helping you to achieve the smile you have been looking for.
•  Reduce excessive gum display in a “gummy” smile.
•  Enlarge tiny teeth
•  Immediately noticeable results.

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