Many cosmetic treatments are centered around enhancing or building off existing teeth. That’s why a procedure called “laser gum lift” might throw some people for a loop. However, your cosmetic dentist in Jacksonville knows exactly how to fix that gummy smile and make you feel confident at social events once again!
There’s no reason to be embarrassed about your smile any longer. Today, we’ll look at how laser gum lift treatment works and help you determine if it’s the right one for you.
WHAT IS LASER GUM LIFT THERAPY?
The intention of the procedure is right in the name. It’s the process of lifting the gum line to reveal more of your teeth. Once this process is complete, more of your teeth will be exposed, making them appear longer than before. Since the treatment uses lasers rather than convention dental tools to remove tissue, the healing process is 6 to 8 times faster than invasive surgery.
There are no stiches or incisions needed, so you can expect your mouth to heal completely within a few days. Laser gum lifts are also considered non-invasive and virtually painless. It causes very little to no bleeding in patients and can completed quite quickly. Given the sophistication of this treatment, you might wonder how a gummy smile occurs in the first place.
WHAT CAUSES GUM IRREGULARITY?
The cause of excess gum tissue around the teeth varies. The imbalance of gums and teeth could have resulted from the shape of the lips as well as the conditions and shape of facial tissue. However, it could also have occurred from an external event, such as an injury or accident during the life of the patient.
WILL IT IMPROVE THE LOOK OF MY SMILE?
Laser gum lifts can create immediate results for patients. In just one procedure, your dentist can sculpt and re-contour your gum line to achieve the natural balance between your gums and teeth. After the procedure, your gum line will continue to take the desired shape for a number of weeks. Once the gum line is healed, other cosmetic procedures can be performed,
During this healing process, you’ll soon realize where your self-confidence was hiding all this time. You just might find yourself participating in more photos, confident that your teeth will be as exposed as possible, no longer engulfed by excessive gum tissue.
Let your smile shine bright with help from your Jacksonville cosmetic dentist. Schedule an appointment with them today to see how laser gum lifts can reveal the full potential of your smile!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Brian Todd Young earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He eventually returned to the University of Florida to complete specialty training in periodontics and implant dentistry. To learn more about laser gum lifts and Dr. Young’s practice, contact him at (904) 834-3737 or visit his website.