If you are one of the millions of patients who feel very self-conscious about smiling, the problem could involve more than just the teeth. Your dissatisfaction with your smile could be related to the health and the position of your gumline. Your dentists in Walnut Creek CA can utilize the latest surgical techniques to gently sculpt the gumline and drastically enhance your smile.

Gum Grafting- Gum recession (the loss of gum tissue which exposes the root structure of the teeth) is a common dental condition that can cause the teeth to appear too long. The condition can also cause sensitivity, tooth decay, and an unattractive smile.

Grafting new gum tissue over the exposed root surface can enhance the shape and appearance of the gumline.

Gum Lift- Very often, when the teeth appear too short, you may notice that there is a lot of gum showing when you smile. Rather than suffer from embarrassment or trying to hide your smile, you may benefit from a simple procedure that is designed to lift the gumline and lengthen the appearance of the teeth.

A gum lift allows us to reshape the gumline around each tooth with a dental laser in order to create the appearance of longer, more symmetrical teeth. This procedure can eliminate the “gummy” smile and balance your smile for a more aesthetically pleasing result.

These procedures can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns and veneers, or used alone to enhance the overall appeal of your smile. Whether you desire a complete smile makeover or a subtle improvement, the end result will be a smile that is highly aesthetic and natural-looking.

To learn more about how cosmetic gum treatments can improve your smile, contact our dental office in Walnut Creek CA today for an appointment.