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Plastic Surgery for your Gums in NYC

Your smile, only better

Do you have excessive or uneven gums that detract from your smile? You’re not alone. The composition of your smile, that is the ratio of gums to teeth, is typically hereditary. It can also be the result of a health problem or even certain prescription drugs. The good news is that at NYC Smile Spa, we can often correct an uneven gum line in just one visit with a cosmetic gum lift, or gum contouring, to give you a more even and aesthetically pleasing smile.

If your teeth seem excessively short, with your gums covering a good portion of your teeth, a gum lift procedure will raise the gumline and expose more of your teeth, filling out and broadening your smile. The procedure creates the appearance of longer, more proportionate and symmetrical teeth. After one short treatment, you can smile with confidence!

Benefits of gum contouring

Gum contouring provides aesthetic and medical benefits, including:

  • Elimination of excess/infected gum tissue
  • More even gum line
  • More balanced gum-to-teeth ratio
  • Changes are permanent

The procedure

We use the Picasso Lite Diode laser rather than a scalpel for certain surgical procedures. The laser minimizes healing time, discomfort, and has extremely predictable results!

During a gum lift procedure, your dentist will numb the soft tissue to make sure you are unable to feel anything in the surgical area. He will then trim and reshape your gum tissue with the laser.

After the procedure, your gums will be a little tender and swollen, but you should be able to eat soft foods immediately. However, we recommend steering clear of spicy, acidic, or sticky foods until your gums are healed. We also recommend using a light touch when brushing and flossing after the procedure and while your gums are still healing.

Our dentists are highly trained to perform precision gum contouring, so you can be confident in the outcome. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our office to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our doctors.

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