Aesthetic Gum Lift
At Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry we aim to give our patients their healthiest and most appealing smile possible. We offer a variety of procedures to improve the look of your teeth, but some of our patients are more concerned with their gum lines. If you feel your smile is too “gummy,” that is, if your gums cover too much of your teeth when you smile our speak, Dr. Mettler or Dr. Griego may recommend we perform an aesthetic gum lift. This procedure is relatively painless and quick—usually just a single visit to our Peoria, AZ office.
What Is an Aesthetic Gum Lift?
An aesthetic gum lift, also known as a “gingivectomy” or a “crown lengthening,” is a dental procedure designed to remove excess gum tissue from the surface of your teeth. This can be done across several or just a few teeth depending on your needs and desired smile. Even if you’re happy with the alignment of your teeth, uneven or protruding gums can make your teeth seem shorter and contribute to insecurities and a lack of self-confidence.
We invite you to call our office at (623) 562-5230 to schedule a consultation at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry to determine if a gum lift is your best solution for achieving your perfect smile. During the consultation, we’ll consider the health of your teeth and gums and make sure you have adequate health for the procedure.
The Aesthetic Gum Lift Procedure
Typically, an aesthetic gum lift procedure can be completed in a single visit. The exact length of the visit and the possibility of a second visit will depend on some factors including the amount of gum tissue to be removed and the number of teeth to be corrected.
We’ll ensure your comfort by administering a local anesthetic to numb the intended area. Dr. Mettler or Dr. Griego can choose from a few techniques to remove the intended gum tissue, including a traditional scalpel technique or a laser. Lasers have become the preferred method at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry because they allow us to recontour the gum tissue precisely and with minimal bleeding, swelling, and pain for our patients. Healing time is also significantly reduced when using the laser because it removes gum tissue and cauterizes the new gum line at the same time. Dr. Mettler or Dr. Griego carefully sculpts your new gumline in a natural-looking, scalloped pattern and is careful to keep your gums uniform and symmetrical. Typically, you can expect your beautiful new gum line to heal in about a week.
Benefits of an Aesthetic Gum Lift
Patients who have undergone an aesthetic gum lift with us at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry often experience a great boost in confidence. With a less obvious and more even gum line, they can be proud of their smiles. Best of all, an aesthetic gum lift is permanent. You’ll be able to enjoy the look and feel of your new smile for years to come.
Schedule Your Consultation Appointment Now!
If you would like to learn more about aesthetic gum lifts, call (623) 562-5230, and schedule your consultation appointment now!