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Gum Lift / Gum Contouring

Excess gum tissue, sometimes referred to as a “gummy smile,” can shorten the appearance of your teeth and impact the proportions of your smile. A gum lift is a cosmetic dentistry technique used by Dr. Kevin Sands to reshape the gums, lengthen the appearance of the teeth, and help you renew your smile with beautiful results. By recontouring gum tissue with state-of-the-art laser technology, our cosmetic dentist can both minimize your recovery time and improve balance and symmetry between the teeth and gums.

For more information about gum lift treatments, or to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact our office today!

What Is a Gum Lift?

Reshaping the gums is a cosmetic procedure that is most often used to balance the proportion of the teeth and gums for a more symmetric, harmonious appearance. Since many of our patients with a “gummy smile” feel self-conscious about the amount of gum tissue visible when they smile, patients who choose to receive a gum lift often experience a renewed self-esteem after the procedure. In addition, since there is virtually zero discomfort typically associated with laser gum contouring, patients are often able to return to their normal daily activities almost immediately.

“Since almost day one of Dr. Sands opening his practice, I have been a loyal patient. The entire team has been so kind, loving, supportive and awesome ”

– Nina

What are the Benefits of a Gum Lift?

A laser gum lift can provide a variety of benefits for our patients who are experiencing a “gummy smile,” including:

What can I Expect During the Gum Lift Procedure?

Since every patient’s unique needs are different, gum lift procedures are customized to meet your individual concerns. A local anesthetic can be applied before the procedure begins to help ensure your comfort. Dr. Sands will then guide an advanced laser along the gum line to gently reshape the tissue and lengthen the appearance of the teeth. For most patients, gum recontouring can be completed within one hour.

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What Are the Typical Results of a Gum Lift?

At our practice, most gum lift patients notice a significant reduction of excess gum tissue – and, thus, a more symmetrical and attractive smile. What’s more, since this treatment is minimally invasive, our patients typically believe the procedure is well worth it!

Having perfected countless celebrity smiles, Dr. Sands knows what it takes to create a balanced, optimally flattering aesthetic. If you so desire, he may be able to combine this solution with another cosmetic dental treatment (such as porcelain veneers) for a more comprehensive enhancement.

How Much Does a Gum Lift Cost?

Pricing for a gum lift can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, the addition of other treatments, and additional factors. During your first time consultation, our team will provide a detailed cost estimate and ensure you have a clear understanding of the costs involved in this treatment. If you have any questions about the financial aspect of your care, don’t hesitate to contact our office.

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