Say goodbye to that gummy smile with cosmetic dental surgery in Greensboro
The universally attractive smile contains a number of characteristics. One that you may not consciously think about but would certainly notice in your smile or someone else's is the ratio between the gums and the teeth. If you have felt self-conscious about having a "gummy smile," you may consider the significant benefit that can come from cosmetic dental surgery in Greensboro. Patients of Dr. Hatcher can experience enhanced beauty and improved confidence through a precise procedure tailored to their needs.
The procedure to correct a gummy smile may be referred to as crown lengthening, gum reshaping, or gum or gingival contouring. Each procedure is essentially the reshaping of gum tissue aimed at increasing the amount of tooth structure visible in the smile. Gum contouring is made comfortable through the use of local anesthetic and is completed in a short office visit. The results of treatment last a lifetime.
One may experience a gummy smile as a result of natural genetics or as a side effect of medication or even orthodontia. The degree to which gum tissue grows in excess can range from very mild to quite severe. During consultation with an experienced dentist, you can learn not only the extent of your problem but, more importantly, the treatment that will enable you to smile with confidence.
Recontouring the gum line to achieve esthetic improvement may be achieved in a number of ways. The gingivectomy procedure gently removes excess gum tissue that covers the upper part of teeth. More severe cases may be best treated with the crown lengthening procedure in which tissue is repositioned with precision technique.
In many cases, cosmetic gum surgery is followed by treatment with beautiful, natural-looking porcelain veneers. Thin sheets of porcelain can reshape and resize teeth in a way that brings the smile into harmony with other facial features.
Of the various physical attributes considered beautiful, the smile is one that is noticed more often than all others. Your smile should not compromise your level of self-esteem. Instead, it should convey your inner beauty to the world. If you feel self-conscious about a gummy smile, we can help. Contact Dr. Hatcher's Greensboro dental office at (336) 383-1482 and meet with our friendly, experienced team about cosmetic dental treatment.