For patients who have excessive gum tissue, teeth can appear stubby. What you may not know is that beneath that overgrown soft tissue, your teeth are just waiting to be revealed! If you have a gummy smile, our dentists may recommend a gum lift, otherwise known as a gingivectomy.
Some patients receive gum lifts to correct genetically “gummy” smiles, while others pair the procedure with their periodontal treatment. This simple cosmetic procedure can be performed by soft tissue laser, Electrosurge, or traditional surgery. Dr. Duke, Dr. Albertelli, or Dr. Keddington will talk with you about your options and what to expect during the procedure, then discuss the outcome you want to achieve.
The day of your procedure, we will mark your gum tissue, make sure that you are comfortable with anesthesia or sedation, and then precisely remove the excess soft tissue. After a brief recovery, your new smile will look bold, beautiful, and better than you thought possible!
If you are interested in receiving a gum lift in Bountiful, Utah, please contact Dental Designs of Bountiful at 801-295-7171 to arrange a consultation with our skilled dentists. We will gladly address any questions or concerns you may have regarding this procedure and help you prepare for your new smile.