Cosmetic Gum Surgery

What is Cosmetic Gum Surgery?

Your gums are responsible for creating the upper shape of your teeth. When the gums become unhealthy or damaged, it can lead to an undesirable smile. Gum disease can cause a decrease in gum tissue. Cosmetic dentistry has several treatments to improve the appearance of your teeth. Bonding, crowns, veneers, and bridges can all be used in conjunction with cosmetic gum surgery to achieve the desired look. “Gummy smile” A gummy smile can be the result of nocturnal teeth grinding, or having a longer than usual upper jawbone. When this occurs, your teeth appear too small and gums appear too large. Cosmetic gum surgery can be performed to even out the ratio of gums and teeth. Removal of excess gum and bone can allow for normal sized teeth and normal gum line appearance. “Long tooth smile” Typically caused by gum recession, a “long tooth smile” is the result of teeth that appear longer than normal. Long teeth can not only create an unattractive smile, but can also cause increased root sensitivity and even tooth loss. Cosmetic gum surgery for gum recession usually entails a skin graft where the dentist or periodontist removes tissue from the roof of the mouth and grafts it onto the gum line. This provides improved support for thin gums and fills in gaps and places where the gums have receded. Your cosmetic dentist will likely suggest an anti-bacterial mouthwash to use for a short period after your surgery.

How Much Does Cosmetic Gum Surgery Cost?

The final price for cosmetic gum surgery can depend on a handful of different factors including the severity of the condition, the selection of oral surgeon, and geographical location.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery Financing Options

If you are not able to afford the total cost for cosmetic gum surgery, there are some financing options that you could qualify for. Click here to find out more about Dental and the cosmetic gum surgery financing plans available for you today!