Achieve a More Symmetrical Smile with a Gum Lift
offers laser gum lift treatments at our Saratoga, Springs, NY, practice to remove excess gum tissue to give you the vibrant, balanced smile you desire. If you have gum tissue that covers too much of your teeth, it can make your smile appear gummy and detract from its appearance. At My Saratoga Dentist, this minimally invasive cosmetic procedure can gently contour your gums for a more symmetrical smile. The use of laser dentistry rather than traditional techniques also promotes a faster recovery with reduced risk of infection.
What Is a Gum Lift?
Excess gum tissue that covers a large portion of the tooth can make a smile seem unbalanced, hide beautiful teeth, and cause patients to be hesitant about smiling. In the past, a gum lift was performed with a scalpel and sutures and required a lengthy recovery. Patients were also at a higher risk for extended discomfort, bleeding gums, and infection.
Laser dentistry produces an overall smoother procedure and recovery, significantly minimizing your risk for complications.
With the advancement of laser dentistry into the dental industry, dentists can now use a diode laser to gently remove tissue and cauterize the gums simultaneously to lift and contour the gum line for improved balance. Laser dentistry produces an overall smoother procedure and recovery, significantly minimizing your risk for complications.
Are You a Candidate?
You may be a good candidate for gum lift or gum contouring if you:
- Have excess gum tissue
- Have a gummy smile
- Have the appearance of short teeth
- Have an uneven gum line
- Hide your smile
- Have good oral health with no signs of gum disease
What to Expect During the Gum Lift Procedure
Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Osinski will numb the gums with a local anesthetic for optimal comfort. For patients with dental anxiety or phobia, we offer a wide range of sedation, such as nitrous oxide, to make the overall experience more comfortable.
Once you are relaxed, Dr. Osinki will use a diode laser to meticulously trim and reshape the gum tissue. In addition to lifting and contouring your gum line, he can also lengthen your teeth even more with porcelain veneers or dental bonding to improve the aesthetics of your entire smile.
Benefits of Laser Gum Lift
Compared to traditional techniques, patients experience a more comfortable procedure with faster recovery and reduced swelling and bleeding. To help promote quick healing, we recommend a soft foods diet for the first few days, as well as avoiding seeds, nuts, and spicy foods that could cause gum irritation.
This minimally invasive procedure requires no sutures and will help you achieve:
- Aesthetically pleasing gum line
- More symmetrical smile
- Improved confidence
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Osinski can help you improve the appearance of your smile in just one office visit with a laser gum lift. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.