Highland Park / University Park Cosmetic Gum Lifts
If an excessive amount gum covers your teeth, it can cause them to look shorter. Short teeth can detract from your overall appearance. As we age, our teeth wear down and eventually become shorter. Because of this, disproportionately short teeth can affect your entire image, as they cause you to look older.
A cosmetic gum lift is a minor surgical procedure in which excess gum tissue is re-contoured, revealing more of your teeth and giving you a broader, fuller, younger smile.
Cosmetic Gingival Re-contouring or Cosmetic Gum Reshaping
Not only are your gums vital in protecting the nerves of your teeth, they are also an important part of your smile’s appearance. Your gum tissue defines the contours of your teeth, providing form and shape to the upper part of each tooth. When the shape of your gums is uneven, it can detract from your overall appearance, as part of the natural definition of beauty is symmetry. Using our re-contouring procedure, we can make your gums symmetrical and enhance your smile.
While cosmetic gum reshaping does require minor surgical procedures, Dr. Ted Smith is committed to ensuring that you have the most comfortable and relaxing experience possible. Dr. Smith’s office uses local analgesics, anti-anxiety medications, and sedation dentistry, depending on the needs of the patient.