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How a Gum Lift Can Change Your Smile

June 26, 2022
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Posted By: Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

It can be frustrating when you take excellent care of your teeth but aren't happy with the appearance of your smile. Maybe you have discolored teeth or other cosmetic flaws. Like most people, you know that you can correct these issues through cosmetic dentistry in Orlando.

However, you might not know that you can also reverse a gummy smile—discrepancies with the gum-to-tooth ratio. A gummy smile means too much gum shows when you speak or smile, which can be frustrating and embarrassing.

A gum lift in Orlando, FL, can help.

What Is a Gum Lift?

A gum lift changes your smile by eliminating the amount of gum that shows when you laugh or speak. It is a minimally invasive procedure that exposes the teeth by recontouring gum tissue.

We use a laser to reduce gum appearance in the smile line. Our soft-tissue laser means less bleeding and less invasion of the gums. This approach promotes faster recovery, and it's likely you won't even need stitches!

Benefits of Gum Recontouring

Gum recontouring is an excellent way to expose more tooth enamel while shrinking the appearance of gum tissue. The benefits include improved confidence and an improved gum-to-tooth ratio. In addition, when you smile, people will see a little gum but primarily teeth, which is preferable for most patients.

Is a Gum Lift in Orlando Right for Me?

A gum lift is excellent on its own but can also be incorporated into a full smile makeover that can include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Tooth bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Tooth-colored restorations
  • Tooth replacement
  • Invisalign

To learn whether a gum lift or cosmetic dentistry is right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Orlando, FL.

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