Insecure About A Gummy Smile?

Insecure About A Gummy Smile?

Posted by Lone Star Dental Care Oct 02, 2017

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When the appearance of your mouth makes you feel insecure, you may find yourself hiding your smile. Studies show that smiling can actually improve your mood. To keep you feeling confident and to keep your mood boosted, you should have a smile that you feel proud of. Issues with your teeth like chips, cracks, discoloration, gaps, crookedness, et cetera, can be dealt with through cosmetic dentistry. If you have excessive gum tissue (also known as a gummy smile), did you know that cosmetic gum surgery can help get you the smile of your dreams?

Issues With Gum Tissue

When gum tissues cover an excessive or disproportional amount of tooth surface, it is referred to as a gummy smile. Cosmetic gum surgery can also address uneven or asymmetrical gum tissue. Excess gum tissue can increase your chances of developing periodontal disease as the excess tissue gives bacteria more places to hide. Plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth can start to buildup underneath the gum line causing irritation, inflammation, and infection. Addressing these issues not only improve the appearance of your smile, but it can also reduce your risk of gum disease by making it easier to care for and clean your gingival tissue.

What To Expect With Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Cosmetic Gum Surgery is also known as gum recontouring. Depending on your needs, the recontouring may involve removal of excess tissue, the addition of gum tissue through gum grafting, crown lengthening, or addressing the cosmetic needs of the teeth revealed beneath the gums. Options such as the Pinhole Surgical Technique® may be used as an incision-free way to contour your gum tissue. The Pinhole Surgical Technique® can allow for the maximum amount of healthy tissue to be left behind all while creating as little harm as possible. Without incisions or sutures, the healing time can be faster than traditional methods.

Do you want to address the issues with your gums?

Dr. Vahadi is trained in precision cosmetic gum surgery. To schedule a consultation, call Lone Star Dental Care in Frisco, TX, at 972-335-7100. We proudly welcome patients from Frisco and all surrounding communities, including Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Prosper, The Colony, Carrollton, Lewisville, and more.

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