When you think of a beautiful smile, you may picture two rows of white, even, shiny teeth. But a beautiful smile is made up of more than just teeth. Your gums also play a role in creating a healthy, attractive smile. Think of your gums as the frame around your smile. They should enhance and highlight the teeth.
If your gums create an unappealing frame or negatively affect the look of your smile, cosmetic gum treatments can reshape and restore your gums. Bellissima Dental Boutique offers gum contouring Fayetteville, North Carolina. Dr. Bianca creates a spa-like atmosphere for her patients, providing them with an upscale and relaxing experience as they enhance their smiles.
Gum treatment procedures focus on reshaping the gums, usually through surgery. Gum surgery usually has one of two goals. One option reduces the amount of gum tissue visible when you smile. Another gum treatment adds to your gum tissue, allowing the gums to better support the teeth.
If you show too much gum when you smile, gum contouring may help you get the smile you want. The surgery is sometimes called gum lifting, crown lengthening or gum reshaping. It's a popular choice with patients who are getting dental veneers, as the combination creates beautiful teeth with a perfect frame.
Gum contouring surgery is a cosmetic treatment, but the procedure's benefits go beyond fixing gummy smile. If gum contouring is right for you, a few of its benefits include:
During gum contouring, Dr. Bianca sculpts the gums, creating a symmetrical gum line that provides the perfect frame for your smile. The treatment may also involve sculpting the bone beneath the gums. Before starting, Dr. Bianca will assess your teeth and gums and give you a comprehensive idea of what to expect.
Thanks to our dental boutique's comfortable, spa-like atmosphere, you'll feel relaxed and at ease throughout the treatment.
Gum contouring can be much more than a cosmetic procedure. Dr. Bianca can also perform the surgery to restore areas of the mouth, such as the gum tissue around a fractured or decayed tooth. In that case, gum contouring helps make tooth restoration easier and ensures a long-lasting dental restoration.
You may have the opposite problem. Instead of teeth that look too short or are overwhelmed by your gums, you may have teeth that look longer, due to receding gums. Receding gums treatment aims to restore or replace missing gum tissue, improving the appearance of your smile and the health of your teeth.
Your gums can recede, or pull back from the teeth, for a few reasons. Some people have naturally thin gum tissue, so it doesn't cover the teeth as much as the gums in other people.
Brushing the teeth with a lot of force or pressure can also contribute to gum recession, as can not brushing the teeth enough. The position of your teeth can also contribute to gum recession. If the teeth are crowded or turned outward, your gums may be more likely to recede.
Receding gums are the visible manifestation of a problem. They often go hand in hand with bone loss, leading to tooth loss without treatment.
Gum grafts restore receding gums, improving your smile and your oral health. The grafts are made of a soft tissue that covers the roots of your teeth, helping to enhance your smile's aesthetic, protect your teeth roots and reduce sensitivity in the teeth.
Fixing receding gums with soft tissue grafts has many benefits, including:
Bellissima Dental Boutique is dedicated to providing patients with a unique and innovative dental experience. If you're ready to improve the look and health of your smile, contact us today to learn more about cosmetic gum treatments.