Balance Your Smile With Gum Reshaping [BLOG]

Now that fall is just about here, it’s time to start thinking about all the fun social events the new season invites. It’s a time for weddings, reunions, and then of course, the holiday season will suddenly be upon us!

Not only are these the kind of special occasions you look forward to because you get to enjoy time with family and friends, but it also means there are going to be plenty of photo opportunities to capture the memories you’re sure to be making.

You’ll want to make sure your smile is everything it could be so that when you look back through all those pictures, you feel good about what you see. But one of the problems that people face when it comes to the appearance of their smile is that something seems out of balance.

If you smile and see more of your gums than you do teeth, this is what’s known as a gummy smile. Now, you’ve probably already assumed that this isn’t something that can be corrected. It’s not like you can wear braces to make it better or get a simple teeth whitening treatment or tooth bonding procedure to balance your smile.

The truth is, a gummy smile can be corrected! With a busy season full of special events, now is the perfect time to consider gum reshaping at Carolina Bright Smiles! Our team of highly-trained professionals wants you to know how we can help balance out your teeth and gums so that every photo op you face in the near future will have you showing off that radiant smile with confidence.

The Art Of Gum Reshaping

You might have bright, white teeth that are all pretty well aligned and straight. But if you have extra gum tissue, it could definitely overpower your teeth and make them look smaller than they might really be.

Another reason for your gummy smile could be that you do actually have smaller teeth or perhaps a short upper lip. Whatever the cause, although usually genetic, it can be easily corrected right here in our Hillsborough dental office.

Dr. Garrett and Dr. Hampton are proud to house the latest in advanced dental technology so we can give you the cosmetic treatment you need in less time with less pain than ever before. This is thanks to our laser technology. It makes gum reshaping less invasive than you might think, and it also allows you to heal much faster than if there were any cutting or stitching.

At the end of your gum shaping procedure, you will have a beautifully balanced, more attractive smile that you’ll definitely want to show off this season!

How Gum Reshaping Benefits Your Smile

Even if you don’t have a gummy smile necessarily, you can actually benefit from gum reshaping. The procedure itself works to remove excess gum tissue and reshape your gumline so that your teeth and gums look more visually proportionate when you smile.

But there are some cases where you might seek a different sort of cosmetic improvement for your smile that requires more of your tooth to be visible. Veneers, for example, will work best when you have enough of your natural teeth to bond to the thin porcelain shells.

You can also combine gum reshaping with other cosmetic dental treatments such as tooth bonding or a teeth whitening treatment. The overall goal is to consult with you about your smile goals and to design a treatment plan that suits your needs and your budget so you can have the smile of your dreams.

Schedule Your Gum Reshaping Consultation

If you’d like to get started on your dream smile, then the first step is to set up a cosmetic consultation. Dr. Garrett or Dr. Hampton will meet with you to talk about the things you’d like to change about your smile and help you decide the best strategy for achieving it.

Our team will also make sure you’re in good oral health first so that you can proceed with gum reshaping and any other additional cosmetic treatments that will give you the brighter, more balanced and attractive smile you deserve.

To find out if gum reshaping is right for you, call Carolina Bright Smiles today at 919-296-0409 or fill out our online form to schedule your cosmetic consultation!

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