Our gums play a major role in the appearance and quality of our smile, in essence framing our teeth like a beautiful picture. A “gummy smile” is the way some people refer to the presence of an excessive amount of gum tissue. For people with this particular dental quandary, teeth can appear to be crooked even when they’re not. A minimally invasive laser procedure that is available from your Glencoe cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, is called a gum lift.
Laser Technology Benefits
The invention and progression of laser technology has created a revolution in dentistry. Cosmetic gum therapy used to involve more traditional surgical methods, including cutting and sutures. This would usually translate into considerably more anxiety, discomfort, and a probable longer period of recovery. With lasers, a gum lift can be performed more precisely, and much less traumatically. In fact, the laser actually closes the tissue as it moves along the gumline, making stitches obsolete for this particular procedure. This leads to a shorter healing time and no need to take an extended absence from work, or disrupt your busy life.
Worry-Free Gum Lifts
Anxiety levels can differ, and even though laser therapy is a gentle process, many patients prefer to opt for different sedation options to make the experience completely worry-free. After your Glencoe cosmetic dentist is certain that you feel calm and comfortable, he will numb the area of gum tissue that will be altered. Small amounts of gum tissue are removed with gentle precision to make your teeth appear to be the right size and even out your smile. Sometimes, a gum lift is a great partner-procedure for something like porcelain veneers or dental contouring.
Glencoe Cosmetic Dentist Improves Smiles
If you would like to arrange a consultation to discuss procedural options with your cosmetic dentist in Glencoe, schedule an appointment with our 60022 dentist office by calling 847-259-8030. We are happy to serve patients in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Chicago Suburbs.