Like your teeth, your gums can either enhance or detract from your smile. Excessive gum tissue can make your teeth look misshapen or small, and may affect how confident you feel when you smile. Cosmetic gum lifts, also known as gum contouring, is a safe and effective way to reshape your gums, allowing them to complement your smile.
If you struggle with a flawed gum line, our experienced, LVI-trained cosmetic dentists can help you achieve the look and confidence you desire. To meet with a dentist in the Arlington area of Virginia, please call Arlington Dental Aesthetics at 703-527-1020. To schedule a visit at our South Riding office, please contact South Riding Smiles at 703-327-7705 today.
Advanced Laser Gum Contouring
In the past, gummy smiles were treated by removing excess tissue with a scalpel. However, the use of surgical instruments can be risky and invasive.
At Arlington Dental Aesthetics and South Riding Smiles, we use advanced laser technology to perform gum lifts. By using lasers instead of metal surgical tools for gum contouring, our cosmetic dentists can offer greater levels of:
- Safety: As lasers remove tissue, they cauterize the area, eliminating the need for sutures and reducing bleeding. Lasers also reduce the risk of infection by killing bacteria.
- Comfort: Scalpels scrape tissue away, but lasers gently eliminate excessive tissue often without the need for even topical anesthetic.
- Precision: By offering complete control over the amount of tissue being removed, lasers allow our dentists to provide optimal results and beautiful contours.
The process for making your gums a beautiful compliment to your smile is quick and comfortable. Whether performed alone or as part of a complete smile makeover, gum lifts can make an incredible impact on your self-image and confidence in social and professional interactions.
Is a Gum Lift Right for Me?
If you have gums that are uneven or extend too far down over your teeth, you may be a good candidate for gum contouring. However, if your gums are not healthy, you may need to undergo periodontal treatment for gum disease to restore your oral health before continuing with the gum lift procedure.
Schedule Your Gum Lift Consultation Today
At Arlington Dental Aesthetics and South Riding Smiles, we are devoted to your entire smile, not just your teeth. During your examination, our cosmetic dentists will evaluate the contour and size of your gums and determine if you are a good candidate for a gum lift.