Can We Perform Plastic Surgery On Your Gums?
When we look in the mirror at our smile, many times we notice the imperfections with our teeth and what we would love to change. Teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontic treatments are some of the more popular cosmetic dentistry choices when it comes to improving the appearance of your teeth. We offer another treatment that many of our patients don’t realize is a cosmetic dentistry option — periodontal plastic surgery.
What is Periodontal Plastic Surgery?
Oftentimes, patients are so focused on the appearance of the teeth that they don’t realize that the state of your gums can be impacting your smile. We have the ability to change an uneven gum line to make the teeth and gum line appear more universal. This treatment is ideal for patients who have what’s known as a gummy smile, those who appear to have large gums and short teeth, and for patients who may have gums that have changed due to a health problem or certain prescription drugs. We may use a treatment such as a cosmetic gum lift or gum contouring. Patients love these options because treatment can often be completed in one office visit thanks to the Picasso Lite Diode laser. This laser minimizes treatment and healing time, leaving patients with little to no discomfort following treatment.
Benefits of Periodontal Plastic Surgery
The biggest benefit of this treatment method is the ability to create a more balanced gum-to-teeth ratio. This treatment can also improve oral health if the gums are infected. It is important to note that these changes are permanent, as are many other cosmetic dentistry options such as veneers.
If you are interested in learning more about changing the appearance of your gums, we can help! We will also be happy to discuss any other cosmetic dentistry changes you may be interested in learning more about. Be sure to contact our office located on the Upper East Side. We look forward to helping you improve your smile.
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