If you desire a new and improved smile, you may be surprised to know that your lips and gums will play roles that are just as important as the teeth. That’s because your teeth only contribute to a portion of your overall smile. The position and the health of the lips and gums can add a higher degree of symmetry and proportion to your appearance.
To improve the balance of your smile, you may need to consider cosmetic dental surgery as an important part of your smile makeover. Your periodontist can perform a number of cosmetic procedures that can enhance the final outcome of your dental implants, All-on-4 dentures, and other restorations.
Lip repositioning– To correct a gummy smile, the upper lip can be gently lowered in order to reduce the amount of gum tissue that is revealed when you smile. With a surprisingly simple and brief surgical procedure, the top lip can be repositioned to create a more relaxed and natural looking smile.
Gum Bleaching – For some patients, dark pigmentation of the gums can appear uneven and unattractive. Black or dark brown spots on otherwise healthy gums can be bleached away for immediately noticeable results. With a simple procedure that takes just an hour, lasers can be used to safely target melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin.
Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics – there is an increasing number of teens and adults who are choosing orthodontic treatment for straighter, healthier smiles. Of course, most patients will prefer the shortest treatment time possible. The estimated treatment time for some orthodontic procedures can be dramatically accelerated when you are under the care of an experienced periodontist.
A modern and progressive technique known as Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics can be used to stimulate the bone to respond more favorable to the movement of the teeth. Within a much shorter period of time, the teeth can be moved safely and rapidly while the bone rebuilds itself during the process.
Your periodontist may suggest cosmetic dental surgery as an adjunct to other cosmetic dental procedures in order to deliver the healthiest and most complete smile possible. To learn more about your options, call to schedule a one-on-one consultation today.