Cosmetic Gum Treatments

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At Niva Dental Specialists, we want to help you with all of your cosmetic gum treatment needs. 

We are a doctor-owned and -operated practice made up of oral surgeons, endodontists and periodontists. We can help with any gum treatment procedures, including receding gums treatment, fixing gummy smile and gum contouring surgery. Remember: we want you to have your smile your way!

Reasons for Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a gum treatment surgery used to reshape your smile. Gum contouring surgery is especially useful if you have excess gum tissue or a “gummy smile.” We can enhance your confidence by reshaping your gums to better frame your smile.

Benefits of Gum Contouring

Gum contouring surgery can improve your smile and the health of your gums. With gum contouring surgery, we can help fix a gummy smile. We will make shorter teeth appear longer and highlight your teeth instead of your gums. We can even craft an even gum line in order to give you a more symmetrical smile! In addition to cosmetic benefits, we can also repair your gums that have been damaged by periodontal disease.

How Does it Work?

First, we want to caution that gum contouring surgery should only be performed by experienced specialists. We will sculpt your gums and the underlying bone to give you the smile you want. By sculpting your gums and the underlying bone, we are able to expose the full surface of your teeth. This will result in a symmetrical and beautiful gum line that will showcase a renewed smile.

Gum Contouring for Oral Health

Gum contouring surgery can also be used for restorative treatment needed as a result of oral health issues. For example, a tooth fracture or cavity below the gum line may require gum contouring surgery to reduce gum tissue in the affected area. This allows your dentist access to the site for necessary treatment.

Receding Gums

Sometimes when you have a tooth that looks longer than others, your gum could be receding. Gum recession can have many causes, including aggressive teeth brushing, poor oral hygiene, naturally “thin” gum tissue, tooth crowding and outward position of the teeth, uneven and heavy biting forces and genetics. Gum recession is present in 50 percent of the population aged 18-64 and 88 percent of the population aged 65 and over.

The presence of gum recession is more important than just the look of your smile — it can also signal oral health concerns. Gum recession represents that you are losing bone below your gum line, which will eventually lead to tooth loss. In addition, if your gums are receding, it is more likely that you can develop plaque and cavities in the root of the tooth. If this is the case for you, receding gum treatment may be necessary. 

Gum Grafts Can Give You Back Your Smile

Gum graft surgery is the most successful receding gum treatment. We will use soft tissue to cover the roots of your teeth or develop gum tissue to compensate for areas where your gum has receded. 

Benefits of Cosmetic Gum Treatments

The most important benefit of receding gum treatment is the regeneration of bone growth. Studies have shown that gum grafts can regenerate bone growth which in turn will prevent tooth loss. When you suffer from bone loss, the teeth become unstable, and the unstable teeth may need to be removed.

Gum grafts can also give full coverage to roots that were previously exposed due to gum recession before the oral surgery was performed. Exposed roots can cause a great deal of pain and potentially serious health issues with your teeth. Cosmetic gum treatments can give full coverage to your roots that have been causing problems and prevent future damage to the affected areas.

Ready to Learn More About Cosmetic Treatments to Boost Your Smile? Contact Niva Dental Specialists!

Gum grafts can benefit both your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. Gum contouring treatments will give you a healthy gumline that is also symmetrical, helping to improve the look of your smile.

Are you interested in a gum treatment procedure for oral health or aesthetic reasons? Do you need help fixing a gummy smile? Are you interested in receding gum treatment or gum contouring in Austin? Call Niva Dental Specialists! We want you to have your smile your way!

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