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Could a Gingivoplasty Improve Your Smile?

Last updated 7 years ago

If you have issues with too much gum tissue, then your smile is probably suffering because of it. When the gums are loose and lose their shape, then even getting a teeth whitening doesn’t make you feel any more confident about the state of your mouth.

But there’s hope! It’s called a gingivoplasty.

A What?

A gingivoplasty is a procedure during which a cosmetic dentist surgically removes the extra skin of the gums and then works to shape the rest so they look natural.

But Why?

This procedure can be done to reverse some of the ill effects of gum disease. When the gums are interfering with the teeth and causing gaps that are hot beds for bacteria, the problem just gets worse. A dentist can cut down the gums enough so that they will no longer cause this problem.

Cosmetic Reasons

A dentist can also do a gingivoplasty if the patient isn’t happy with the look of their gums. When gums are too loose, they can be problematic with speech and chewing.

What Happens Exactly?

You will need to thoroughly clean your mouth before getting this procedure done. The dentist will then scrape and reshape the gums using either scalpels or lasers. The procedure itself doesn’t take long, but you might have some pain while the area heals, and you will have to be very careful about keeping your mouth immaculately clean.

A gingivoplasty can give you back the confidence to smile. If you have issues with gums that are too loose, then you should make an appointment for a consultation with your dentist today.

Smile Studio’s Dr. Braverman is one of NYC’s top cosmetic dentists. Whether you need a gingivoplasty, dental implants, or porcelain veneers, we are the place to go in NYC. Call today for an appointment and finally get a smile that makes you proud. (212) 688-3838


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