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Gum Lift & Contouring

For many patients, a cosmetic change to their smile does not have to do with fixing their teeth. Instead, it is a problem they have with their gums. To find out if a gum lift is the right choice for you, request a consultation with Dr. Moore to learn more. Dentist Examining a Patient

What to Expect from a Gum Lift

Gum lifting or contouring is a surgical procedure, using a laser and a topical anesthetic, that has a relatively quick recovery time. While contouring the gum is a rather simple task, there are some instances where this is not enough. In this case, the bone on the front of the root might have to be reduced to achieve the best results. The gingival margins need to be about 3 millimeters from the edge of the bone; reducing the bone can prevent the tissue from growing back again.

Depending on the amount of gum to be contoured, Dr. Moore can decide which oral surgery is needed. Gum lifts are generally quite simple procedures, especially when you are in the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist. Contact our office today to request your appointment.

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