Cosmetic Gum Lift (Gum Contouring)

Do you have a ‘‘gummy” smile and teeth that look too short? Are your gums uneven? A gummy smile can be a product of heredity or of certain medications and medical conditions. Regardless of the cause, cosmetic dentistry can address the cosmetic problems associated with this type of smile.

If the beauty of your smile is obstructed by uneven or excessive gums, you may be a candidate for a cosmetic gum lift, also known as gum contouring. During a gum lift, our periodontist, Dr. Charles Adelson, gently and artistically shapes the gums in order to frame, rather than obstruct, the patient’s teeth. Gum lifts are simple and quick procedures — typically, they take less than an hour, and patients can return to daily activities immediately. This procedure can also be combined with smile makeover techniques such as porcelain veneers or teeth whitening for a stunning new look.

Entrust your smile to experienced periodontist Dr. Charles Adelson. Contact our implant dentist today if you are interested in a cosmetic gum lift.


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