What to Do About Excessive or Uneven Gums
Don’t let a gummy smile affect your confidence. We are here to help!
When it comes to improving your smile, most people often think about dental treatments to brighten or straighten their teeth, but some patients are dealing with gum issues that can afflict smile aesthetics. If you are one of these people you’ll be happy to hear that your Yorkville, IL dentists Drs. Manpreet, Karan and Paul Singh have a way to fix this problem and give you a more even and attractive smile.
The cause of excessive or uneven gums
Excessive or uneven gums that cover too much of your teeth can make teeth look too small or look large. If gums cover teeth unevenly it can make your smile look crooked or misaligned. There are many reasons why this might happen. Sometimes genetics is to blame, while brushing too hard, wearing braces or misaligned teeth can also cause receding gums. This condition more often afflicts adults but teens and children may also have this issue.
Treating these gum issues
Patients who present with severely receding gums may require gum grafts. During a gum graft your cosmetic dentist in Yorkville, IL will take tissue from another area of the gums or the roof of your mouth to then graft onto the less dense areas.
Patients with excessive gum tissue or unevenness can benefit from gum recontouring or removal. This is sometimes called a gum lift and is performed using a dental laser. Laser gum lifts have changed a lot over the years and now can easily be performed under local anesthesia as a quick outpatient treatment.
Ready to feel more confident with your smile? Then let the dental team at York Towne Dental help you get the smile you’ve been dreaming about. We offer a full range of dental services to cater to all of your needs. Book your next dental appointment with us.