At Sensational Smiles, we are devoted to your entire smile, not just your teeth. When your gums are uneven or too large for your mouth, your teeth may likewise appear uneven or stubby. As part of your cosmetic dentistry assessment, Orange County cosmetic dentist, Dr. Norman Huefner will evaluate the contour and size of your gums to see if you are an ideal candidate for a gum lift procedure.
The Gum Lift Procedure
The process for making your gums a beautiful compliment to your teeth is quick and very comfortably achieved. During your visit, Dr. Huefner will use a dental gum laser to contour your gum tissue to an aesthetically balanced appearance. Using a laser to contour the gums eliminates the need for a recovery period. In fact, you will show almost no signs of having a procedure done, even immediately following your gum lift.
Eliminating the recovery period is beneficial for many reasons. If you are having more than one cosmetic procedure done, your gum lift will not interfere, or require additional wait times for those to be completed, making it an ideal compliment to procedures like porcelain veneers. But the primary benefit is not having to re-adjust your life while your gums heal. You can resume normal activities as soon as you walk out of our office, all the while showing off your new, beautiful smile.
For some patients, a simple laser contouring is not sufficient to permanently correct large or uneven gums. These patients who have an excess of bone tissue covering the teeth under the gums a more advanced procedure by a periodontist (gum specialist).
Complications from gum lifts are very rare, but you may experience some small discomfort in your gums a few days after the procedure. This discomfort is temporary, but your new, beautiful smile will last a lifetime.
If you live in or around Orange County, California and are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your gums, please contact the professional and friendly staff at Sensational Smiles to set up an initial consultation.