How to Get Rid of Your Gummy Smile
- Posted on: Nov 15 2017
Gummy bears, gummy worms, and other gummy candies may be your favorite treat to indulge in while you’re at the movie theaters, but a gummy smile is a whole other beast. A gummy smile can make you feel self-conscious, not want to smile, or can even increase your risk of developing gum disease.
Here at Baltimore Periodontics, we can perform two different types of periodontal plastic surgeries to remove and reshape the gums and bone to help give you a more attractive smile.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening Procedures
An esthetic crown lengthening procedure or a gum lift involves exposing more of the natural tooth to help accentuate your smile and make your gums less of the focal point. One of the benefits of this procedure is that it only takes about an hour to perform. Although there are cosmetic benefits to getting this procedure, we may recommend that you get it to help preserve the health of your smile as well.
Functional Crown Lengthening Procedures
In addition to cosmetic concerns, Dr. Moskowitz may recommend that you get a functional crown lengthening procedure. Patients who don’t have enough tooth structure to accommodate a restoration or that have broken teeth below the gum line may benefit from this. By making small incisions to reshape gum tissues and bones, we can help fix these types of oral conditions.
A gummy smile can make you feel too self-conscious to smile or pose for your next Facebook profile pic. During your consultation with our office, we will go over your options to help you get the smile of your dreams.
Schedule your consultation at our Catonsville office today!
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