Most dental patients know that restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Tarpon Springs can improve your teeth. There are treatments to reshape teeth, straighten teeth, fix damaged teeth, whiten teeth, and replace missing teeth. But what about your gums? Are you aware of how much your gums affect the look of your smile?
The shape and size of your gum line can make your teeth appear too large or too small or otherwise out of proportion. Gum contouring can fix gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth and customize them for the perfect smile. People who are unhappy with their gums might want to look at gum contouring. Many dentists and periodontists offer gum contouring surgery. This procedure is also called gingival sculpting, gingival contouring or gum graft surgery, but don’t let the term surgery frighten you. Gingival sculpting is done with a laser. It is minimally invasive. The procedure usually involves little pain and requires very little recovery time.
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Gum reshaping is not always done for purely cosmetic reasons, it is also used to treat gum recession, a common condition that can lead to decay and tooth loss. In gum graft surgery, soft tissue is often taken either from the roof of the mouth, the area surrounding the site of the grafting, or a tissue bank. Soft tissue grafts used to cover exposed tooth roots protect teeth from receding gums and can relieve sensitivity. Of course, gum grafts also increase the attractiveness of the smile in the process. If you are seeking more details about gum contouring, call Prestige Dentistry today at (727) 789-1980 to schedule a consultation. We also offer other services such as gum disease treatment, sedation dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry in Tarpon Springs.
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