Gum Lifting and Contouring

To get the smile of your dreams sometimes all that may be required is to surgically contour the gum tissue to a more esthetically balanced appearance. This is called a simple cosmetic gum lift. The professional cosmetic dentists at Georgetown Dentistry can perform this procedure utilizing a laser and a topical anesthetic (sometimes no needle is required at all). The tissue generally heals very quickly with very little discomfort.

Of course, there are times when contouring the tissue alone is not enough. In those circumstances the bone at the front of the root may have to be reduced. This is done because the gingival margins need to be about 3 millimeters from the edge of the bone.

Reduction of the bone is required to prevent regrowth of the tissue. This procedure, while more invasive than a simple gum lift, is still relatively comfortable when done by an expert cosmetic dentist.

The cosmetic gum lift is a remarkably simple cosmetic procedure that can make a tremendous difference to one’s smile. We invite you to consult with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Roshan, if you think that you are a candidate for this procedure.