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How a Gum Lift Can Drastically Improve Your Smile

Last updated 7 years ago

When you smile, you let your personality shine through. This is when other people get the best impression of you. But if you don’t like your smile, then you may not be letting others get to know the real you. For a lot of people, it isn’t necessarily their teeth that cause a problem—it’s their gums. People of all ages can suffer from gums that are too long: covering too much of the tooth, and leaving them with more gums than grin. But your cosmetic dentist has a solution to your gum length woes, and it comes in the form of a gum lift.

Excessive or uneven gums are one dental problem that most people may not even consider. Crooked, chipped, and discolored teeth are all common issues that many people think about when they hear about dental procedures.  Your gums are just as important to your smile as your teeth are, and when they’re not in great condition, it can have a negative effect on your confidence.

A gum lift, also known as crown-lengthening, was originally a procedure used to prevent and treat various stages of gum disease. These days, gum lifts have become commonly associated with improving gummy smiles. During the procedure, the dentist uses a tool to make incisions in the patient’s gums. Depending on the patient’s unique circumstances, the dentist will remove amounts of soft tissue from the desired teeth. They will then clean and sterilize the areas of incision, as well as stitch up the cuts. You’ll be left with the beautiful, even smile you’ve always wanted.

The team working here with Dr. Kenn Kakosian DDS is highly trained in gum lifts and is well equipped to help your teeth get the attention and visibility that they deserve. Our staff includes some of the best dentists in New York City, meaning you’ll always get the best and most professional work done, every time—a standard we’re happy to live up to. We can also help you with your Zoom Whitening, Lumineer, and Invisalign needs. Request an appointment today!


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