What is it about your smile that you dislike? Maybe your teeth are healthy, and even shiny and white. But there’s just something about your smile that you don’t like. Your smile just seems… unbalanced.
Whenever you look in the mirror you see a smile that just looks too “toothy” or too “gummy.” You wish there was something you could do about it. But what?
We have good news for you! At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we can help you balance your smile into Hollywood perfection. Uneven gums can be caused by any number of factors; maybe you had poor brushing habits when you were younger or suffered from gum disease, or maybe your uneven gums are caused by unavoidable factors such a the medicines you take or your genetic background.
No matter the cause of your unbalanced smile, we can help. We offer state-of-the-art gum recontouring surgeries which can reshape your gums and finally give you that perfect smile. In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to look a little more at gum recontouring. We’ll let you know what you can expect from such a surgery, and help you determine if such a procedure might be right for you. Let’s get started!
Get Rid of Your “Gummy” Smile
Gummy smiles are caused when your gums are too high relative to the length of your teeth. We can correct gummy smiles by simply reducing the size of your gums. This simple procedure helps your smile look balanced and your teeth look longer.
If you’re interested in having your gummy smile fixed, we begin by planning your procedure. We perform a examination of your mouth and gums, and take X-rays to best plan your surgery. During the surgery we use later technology to remove your excessive gums.
Our industry-leading technology eliminates the need for using a scalpel and stitches to reshape your smile. That means no pain and less bleeding. Your gums will be numbed before your procedure, and we can provide sedation dentistry services to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure.
Your cosmetic dentist will then carefully reshape your smile. Best of all the surgery is quick and entirely painless. You’ll even even be surprised at how affordable it is! So if you’ve been living with a gummy smile for too long, do something about it!
Get Rid of Your “Toothy” Smile
There are several approaches we can take to help you get rid of your toothy smile. We may be able to even out your gumline using a soft-tissue laser. This is often sufficient for achieving the balanced smile that you’ve desired for so long.
If you are gum recession is more extensive, we may recommend that you undergo a bone graft or a tissue graft. During a bone graft artificial or natural bone matter is used to build your bone structure and balance your smile. During a tissue graft, we graft some of your natural tissue to your gums to help restore them to size.
Aftercare for Oral Surgeries
Recovering from the surgeries described above is relatively quick and easy. You may experience some minimal swelling and tenderness, this is normal and will fade away completely with a few days. In addition, you may need to avoid touching the area which was operated on, consume softer foods for a few days, and refrain from smoking or brushing your teeth in the affected area. Your dentist will give you more specific instructions.
Make An Appointment
Are you ready to say goodbye to a gummy or toothy smile? Then schedule a consultation at the Antoine Dental Center to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options for balancing your smile. We have industry-leading technology, along with the skill and expertise needed to give you the beautiful smile that you deserve. So call our office today at 713-364-8990 to learn more.