Do you have a gum issue you would like to correct? Many people think cosmetic dentistry only corrects problems with the teeth, but the truth is that we can fix gum problems, too. Using the processes of gum reshaping (gingival plasty) and gum grafting, we can correct the ratio of gum tissue to tooth enamel and put your aesthetic issues behind you! No only do these procedures enhance the appearance of a smile, they can also correct gum problems that cause pain, or sensitivity to hold or cold.
Corrective cosmetic dentistry uses medically sound techniques to improve the attractiveness of your smile without detracting from your oral health. At Platinum Dental Care, we provide safe, effective gum reshaping, so you can smile confidently. Call our Toronto, ON dental practice at 416-783-8686 to learn more about cosmetic gum treatments.
Correct A “Gummy” Smile
Do you feel like your smile shows too much gum tissue and not enough teeth? If you’ve always felt like your smile is too “gummy,” we have a safe, conservative treatment that may be able to correct this problem.
Gingival plasty removes a very small amount of gum tissue to create a new gum line that is more aesthetically balanced. This treatment can be completed in as little as one hour and only a local anesthetic is needed. Many patients find this to be an attractive cosmetic option, since you don’t have to worry about sedation, anesthesia, or day surgery. For patients who’ve always struggled to accept the way their smile looks, gum reshaping can be a life-changing procedure.
Restore Lost or Shrinking Gum Tissue
On the flip side, some patients have too little gum tissue supporting their teeth. Gum recession can occur when gingival tissues pull away from the teeth, revealing tooth roots and making you look “long in the tooth.” Sometimes this happens as a result of gum disease, but it can also be caused by other factors beyond a patients control.
If you suffer from receding gums, you should know that this is an oral health issue, in addition to a cosmetic one. When tooth roots are exposed, this can make you more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease, and it can ultimately contribute to tooth loss. Tooth roots do not have the same protective enamel that the upper portion of the tooth has, so decay can set in more quickly with receded gums. Additionally, continued loss of gum tissue can make teeth loose and destabilize them.
If you suffer from gum recession, gum grafting is available at Platinum Dental Care to help restore the gum tissue that has been lost. During this treatment, tissue is taken from another site—usually the roof of the mouth—and grafted to the sites where tooth roots are exposed. After the procedure, the tissue will heal and receded gums will be replaced with healthier, fuller gum tissue. Unlike gum reshaping, gum grafts do require a surgical procedure and a convalescent period. After the treatment you will likely need a week or two of recovery time before your mouth feels normal again.
Reshape Your Smile At Platinum Dental Care in Toronto
It’s been scientifically proven that the act of smiling can improve your mood and make you more outgoing in both professional and personal settings. If you’ve been bashful with your smile, gingival plasty or gum grafting can give you the chance to smile freely again!
Call Platinum Dental Care today to learn more about gum reshaping treatments. We can treat your gum problem in the comfort of our Toronto, ON dental office.