A gum lift, also known as gum contouring, is a cosmetic procedure where excess gum tissue is removed in order to provide a better shape to a patient’s smile.
A patient may choose to have a gum lift done when too much gum tissue covers the tooth, making them appear unusually small. This tends to be a result of wearing braces, hormone changes, or as a side-effect of certain medications.
Your Smile Designer will use a diode laser to remove the excess gum tissue in a gentle and painless procedure. There is, however, a limit to how much of the gums can be removed, because you must have a “biologic width” of gum areas for a healthy smile.
To schedule a consultation for a gum lift, contact our dental office in Arlington, Virginia.