Gum reshaping, also known as "crown-lengthening" and more commonly referred to as a gum lift, has historically been used to treat gum disease. It is only within recent years that dentists have used this procedure for aesthetic purposes. This treatment can lengthen the appearance of your teeth by reshaping your gums.
The gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line. This procedure involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create the appearance of longer or symmetrical teeth, thereby making the smile more aesthetically pleasing. This procedure is typically done to reduce excessively gummy smiles or to balance out an asymetrical gum line.
Benefits of Gummy smile correction:
- Revealing the natural beauty of your teeth
- Increased self image
- Enchanting smile.
A “gummy smile” can create negative effect on the aesthetics of a smile and cause self consciousness. In extreme cases a gummy smile is even known to cause mouth covering by hand during a smile or stop one completely from smiling. A gummy smile can be corrected by a gum lift procedure which raises and re-sculpts the gum line to create the appearance of longer or more symmetrical teeth and an enchanting smile. Gummy smile corrections are carried out by dental lasers and are painless procedures with precise result achievement in as little time as a week.
1. Gingivectomy procedure: a painless treatment for mild gummy smiles at which a minimal gum tissue is removed with a dental laser and which requires no sutures
2. Crown lengthening for advanced cases: This procedure involves more tissue reduction, gums being contoured around each individual tooth, the tissue being lifted off the bone and repositioned to obtain the desired look and requires a healing time of between 5 to 7 weeks.