Most dental patients know that cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dentistry procedures correct a multitude of smile flaws. There are treatments to reshape teeth, straighten teeth, fix damaged teeth, whiten teeth, and replace missing teeth. But what about your gums? Do you understand how much gum shape adds or detracts from the appearance of your smile? With cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles, our team can improve your smile!
The shape and size of your gum line can make your teeth appear too large or too small or otherwise out of proportion. People who are unhappy with their gums might want to examine gum contouring. Gum contouring can correct gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth and shape them for the perfect smile. Many dentists and periodontists offer gum contouring surgery as part of cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles. This procedure is also called gingival sculpting, gingival contouring or gum graft surgery, but don’t let the term surgery frighten you. Gingival sculpting is done with a laser. It is minimally invasive. The procedure usually involves little pain and requires no recovery time.
Improve the Health of Your Smile
Gum reshaping is not always done for purely cosmetic reasons, it is also used to treat gum recession, a common condition that can lead to decay and tooth loss. In gum graft surgery, soft tissue is usually taken either from the roof of the mouth, the area surrounding the site of the grafting, or a tissue bank. Gum grafts applied to exposed tooth roots protect teeth from continuing gum recession and decay and reduce tooth sensitivity. Of course, gum grafts often increase the attractiveness of the smile in the process. If you are seeking more information about cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles, call Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry today at 855-703-7062 to schedule a consultation. We also offer general, family, and preventative dentistry services.