If you feel that your gums cover too much of the surface of your teeth, it may seem that your teeth are too small and out of proportion with your mouth. At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we can help with that.
If you have teeth that appear too long, gum contouring may help with your appearance. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is helpful for people who feel that their gums rest too low or too high on their teeth.
- Crown lengthening can be a simple one appointment procedure. A soft tissue laser is used to trim back the gums. This is done when teeth are short and gums seemed to have grown over the teeth too much.
- However, in some cases, bone surgery is required to lift the gums back.
- Finally, in other situations, the lips need to be brought down to cover more of the gums.
A careful detail evaluation of a trained dentist is needed to diagnose the condition before the appropriate treatment is prescribed for a person.
Also, your dentist may need to treat gum recession, a condition that can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. Gum Disease has also been known to be linked to Cardio-vascular Disease, Stroke, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritics, Respiratory Diseases, Cancer, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s Disease and other systemic diseases.
Talk to us at Premier Dental Esthetics about gum contouring. We are currently accepting new patients, so if you are looking for quality dental care in the Arcadia, Pasadena or Monrovia area, call us today for an appointment!