Laser Gum Lifts Berkeley
A Gum Lift or Gingivectomy is a procedure that can be done by Berkeley Dentists Dr. Praj and Dr. Ruhi to reshape the gums to provide a more pleasing smile. Gums are reshaped for numerous reasons: some people have gums that have not receded after the permanent tooth erupts, while others have lips that allow a lot of gum to show when a person smile. In some cases, gums can recede over time and expose more of the tooth surface than is desired.
Having a ‘gummy’ smile can cause a person to be very self-conscious about their appearance. Getting a gum lift is the same as getting a facelift if a person is not happy with their wrinkles; it is simply a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance and thus, the self-confidence. Gum Lifts are normally only done on the front teeth as these are the ones that are most visible when a person smiles.
For patients who have excessive gum tissue, teeth can appear stubby. What you may not know is that beneath that overgrown soft tissue, your teeth are just waiting to be revealed! If you have a gummy smile, we may recommend a gum lift, otherwise known as a gingivectomy.
This simple cosmetic procedure can be performed by soft tissue laser, which minimizes bleeding and shortens recovery time. We’ll talk with you about your options and what to expect during the procedure, then discuss the outcome you want to achieve. The day of your procedure, we’ll mark your gum tissue, make sure that you’re comfortable with anesthesia or sedation, and then precisely remove the excess soft tissue. After a brief recovery, your new smile will look bold, beautiful, better than you thought possible!