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Banish Your Gummy Smile!
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you, so it’s important to make sure you’re proud to show it off. When you smile, do your gums show a little too much for your liking? Would you like to give your gummy smile an instant makeover? Dr. Arnold performs cosmetic gum lifts using advanced laser technology. This procedure is ideal for reshaping irregular gums and lengthening the appearance of your teeth.
The entire procedure is done in the office and the results are immediate!
Laser gum lifts, unlike traditional gum surgery, don’t require any cutting or stitches. This helps to reduce bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. Most patients heal quickly after this short procedure, so you should be able to resume your normal activities the same day.
How It Works.
Dr. Arnold uses the Lite Touch All Dental laser to perform the majority of our gum lifts and gingival re-contouring procedures. The Lite Touch system utilizes cutting-edge erbium YAG laser technology, which is considered the gold standard for tissue contouring and resurfacing.
During the procedure, Dr. Arnold literally sculpts your new gumline, using a handheld laser with a custom-shaped tip. The laser quickly and painlessly removes the excess tissue, safely exposing more of your tooths’ crown surface. The laser also kills bacteria and seals the gum tissues as it works, so you’ll experience little to no bleeding during the procedure. This reduces the healing time and minimizes the risk of complications.
Are You A Candidate?
If you’re self-conscious or even embarrassed by your gummy smile, or if you regularly try to minimize your smile or cover your mouth with your hand, this procedure– alone or in combination with other procedures, may be your solution!
As with any dental procedure, a gum lift is not right for every patient. If your gum tissue has simply overgrown and extended to cover a portion of the crowns of your teeth, this may be a good option for you. For some patients, raising the gumline may expose too much of the tissue and bony support structure of the teeth. We won’t know for sure if you’re a good candidate until you come in for a consultation, and Dr. Arnold has a chance to examine your teeth.
In addition to gum lifts, Dr. Arnold also specializes in other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental implants. We can fix whatever it is that you don’t like about your smile. Take a look at our smile gallery to see just some of Dr. Arnold’s work.
Make An Appointment.
If you’re ready for a smile makeover, or you just want to see if you’re a good candidate for a gum lift or recontouring, contact our office to schedule a consultation. You can call our office or request an appointment online. We looking forward to making you proud of your smile!
Ever since he was little Dr. J. Fred Arnold wanted to be a dentist. He has lived in Kentucky all of his life, except for three years he spent serving in the Air Force (1984-1987). He and his wife Holly have raised their family here and couldn’t imagine spending life anywhere else. They love the great schools and the emphasis on arts and culture.