Smile makeovers often seem like they’re all about the teeth. But gum surgery could alter your smile even more effectively. Though your teeth show more prominently when you smile, your gums play a larger part than you may imagine. The balance between tooth and gum must be correct, or your smile will appear to be slightly off. With procedures to correct gum recession, gingival pockets, and overly gummy smiles, we will find a way to take your smile to the place you’ve been imagining.
Types of Cosmetic Gum Surgery
- Gum graft – Soft tissue grafts remove tissue from elsewhere in your mouth (typically the roof of the mouth) and restore it to areas where it’s lacking. Grafts are commonly used to hide the effects of gum recession, covering the tooth root and reducing sensitivity (while restoring your smile).
- Pocket reduction – Periodontal disease causes your gums to separate from your teeth, and pockets of bacteria to form. These are unappealing, uncomfortable, and put you at a greater risk for periodontal disease to redevelop. Pocket reduction surgery closes these gaps to heal the area.
- Gummy smile correction – Those with “gummy smiles” expose too much gum area and not enough tooth when they smile. This surgery will lengthen teeth and shorten exposed gum to balance a smile.
- Gingival contouring – Gum contouring reshapes your gums to change the gum line. Similar to gummy smile correction, gum contouring will remove gingival tissue from areas where it is overgrown.
Other Aesthetic Dental Solutions
If gum surgery doesn’t address your cosmetic concerns, get in touch with us to discuss other treatment options. With Cherry Creek Dentistry offering porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, dental bonding, teeth whitening, and more, there exists a solution for your dental needs under our roof. We look forward to guiding you toward your ideal smile.