Did You Know That You Can Change the Shape of Your Gums?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

gum contouring Plymouth MN

Most dental patients know that cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dentistry procedures at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN improve the appearance of your smile. There are treatments to reshape teeth, straighten teeth, fix damaged teeth, whiten teeth, and replace missing teeth. But what about your gums? Are you aware of how much your gums affect the look of your smile?

You Can Contour Your Gums

The shape and size of your gumline can make your teeth appear too large or too small or otherwise out of proportion. Gum contouring can correct gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth and shape them for the perfect smile.

People who are unhappy with their gums might want to think about gum contouring. Many dentists and periodontists offer gum contouring surgery.

Gingival Scultping

This procedure is also called gingival sculpting, gingival contouring or gum graft surgery, but don’t let the term surgery frighten you. Cosmetic gum contouring is performed using a precision laser. The procedure usually involves little pain and requires no recovery time.

Gum Contouring Can Treat Gum Recession

Gum reshaping is not always done for purely cosmetic reasons, it is also used to treat gum recession, a common condition that can lead to decay and tooth loss.

In gum graft surgery, soft tissue is typically taken either from the roof of the mouth, the area surrounding the site of the grafting, or a tissue bank. Soft tissue grafts used to cover exposed tooth roots protect teeth from receding gums and can relieve sensitivity. Of course, gum grafts often increase the attractiveness of the smile in the process.

If you are seeking more details about cosmetic dentistry, call Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS today. Our patients come from Champlin, Plymouth MN, and Osseo.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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