Gum Lift / Contouring
Family And Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Gary Kijanka DMD Palm Beach Gardens Dental Office
GUM LIFT AND RECONTOURING DENTAL SERVICES IN PALM BEACH GARDENS FLORIDA
PALM BEACH GARDENS GUM LIFT
If you have a "gummy" smile that makes you feel unhappy and a little self-conscious in the presence of other people, Dr. Gary Kijanka of Palm Beach Gardens Dental may recommend a gum lift procedure. Also referred to as "gingivectomy", this procedure is intended to reshape excessive or uneven gum tissue around the teeth in a simple and painless process that requires only one appointment.
Gum contouring is typically performed as a cosmetic procedure to improve your smile. However, it can also be recommended as a restorative dental procedure to reduce the effects of chronic periodontal disease and generally improve gum health.
Gum lifts and grafting cosmetically enhance gum tissue and help to improve your smile. These procedures are performed when an individual has either a receding gum line (a gum grafting offers the solution) or too much gum tissue (a gum lift is necessary). They are necessary for many different reasons including poor oral hygiene, genetics, the use of tobacco products and teeth grinding.
A gum lift or grafting is a procedure to improve the appearance of the gums, which may be too low or too high on the teeth. When the gum line is too low, the teeth may look very small or the mouth might have an uneven appearance. When gums recede, the teeth are vulnerable to decay and periodontal disease which might even result in tooth loss. While a gum lift or contouring may be considered a cosmetic procedure, very often it is performed as part of pocket reduction, crown lengthening or other regenerative treatments.
THE GUM LIFT AND RECONTOURING PROCEDURE
The Palm Beach Gardens Dental Team at Dr. Gary Kijanka are experienced professionals who have successfully assisted countless patients with periodontal surgery including gum lifts and grafting. Gum procedures are completed in our office, utilizing innovative dental technology and equipment including lasers, scalpels and radiosurgery techniques. Our goal is to keep patients comfortable throughout their procedures and involve them in the plan of care. Before any work is done, the dentist will explain exactly what will happen and may mark the gum line with a pen. This allows the patient to see how much gum will be removed or reshaped. In some cases, bone close to the root of the tooth must be removed for optimal results. The procedure typically takes about 2 hours, and patients will be given a local anesthetic to ease discomfort.