Why Should I Consider a Gum Lift?

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Are you self-conscious about your gummy smile? Do you feel like your teeth appear small or disproportionate to your gums? If so, you may want to consider a gum lift. The skilled cosmetic dentists at Feather Touch Dental Care in Atlanta offer advanced gum contouring to meet various oral care needs.

What is a Gum Lift?

A gum lift, also known as gum contouring or a gingivectomy, is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue to reveal more of the teeth. This can create a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing smile and may also be recommended to improve your oral health.

Reasons You May Benefit from Gum Contouring

But why should you consider a gum lift? Here are a few reasons:

Improve Your Confidence

If you feel self-conscious about your gummy smile, a gum lift can give you the confidence boost you need. You’ll feel more comfortable smiling and showing off your teeth, which can positively impact your personal and professional life.

Correct a “Gummy” Appearance

Some people naturally have more gum tissue than others, creating a “gummy” smile. A gum lift can help correct this and balance out the proportions of your teeth and gums.

Enhance Your Smile

A gum lift can enhance the appearance of your smile by making your teeth look longer and more prominent. This can also help improve your overall facial symmetry.

Improve Oral Health

Excess gum tissue can make it difficult to properly clean your teeth, leading to gum disease and other oral health issues. By removing the excess tissue, you can better maintain your oral health.

Treat Gum Disease

Sometimes, your talented Feather Touch Dental Care dentist may recommend a gum lift to help treat gum disease. By removing the infected gum tissue, the healthy tissue can better heal and prevent further damage.

Choose the Best Atlanta Dentists for Gum Contouring

Gum contouring, or a gum lift, can be an excellent option for those looking to improve their smile and boost their confidence. If you’re interested in this procedure, schedule a consultation with our highly-qualified cosmetic dentists in Atlanta. The Feather Touch Dental Care team uses the latest technology to ensure you are comfortable and delighted with your oral care experience.

We use fast-acting local anesthesia to numb the treated areas and an advanced diode laser to sculpt the gum tissue for a more defined and symmetrical appearance. If we recommend a gum lift as part of your treatment for gum disease, you may also need additional procedures and targeted oral care.

Contact Feather Touch Dental Care in Atlanta to discuss the benefits of a gum lift with one of our cosmetic dentists. We are pleased to discuss your options and help you determine if it’s the right choice for you.

Posted on behalf of Feather Touch Dental Care

1175 Peachtree St NE Ste 1204, Building 100

Atlanta GA 30361


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1175 Peachtree St NE Ste 1204, Building 100

Atlanta GA 30361


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