Cosmetic Gum Treatment in Pasadena
Fix a gummy smile or even out a gum line with gentle laser treatment
When needed, Dr. Henriod and Dr. Hendry use gentle and safe laser surgery to change the appearance of a patient’s smile. Gummy smiles or uneven gum lines can be treated quickly and easily with the dental laser. Receding gums can also be repaired easily and comfortably with our state-of-the-art non-surgical method. Some of the issues that Dr. Hendry and Dr. Henriod can address follow.
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening for gummy smiles or short teeth
A gummy smile or teeth that appear too short can be easily treated in just one visit with our gentle lasers. We remove the excess gum tissue, and sometimes excess jawbone, in order to expose more of the natural tooth.
Gum Recontouring to even out your gum line
Using the same type of procedure as crown lengthening, we remove gum tissue and reshape bone tissue around the teeth that are out of alignment with the rest of the gum line.
Gum recontouring is also used as part of the preparation for the placement of porcelain veneers.
Non-Surgical treatment for receding gums
Receding gums, or gingival recession, is a condition in which the roots of the teeth become exposed. As well as the aesthetic implications, receding gums can be one of the first signs of gum disease.
We use non-surgical and minimally invasive methods to graft gum tissue to cover the exposed roots.
Close the gap!
A gap between the top front teeth can be caused by a thick piece of gum tissue called a frenum. The frenum normally sits above the gum line, but in some cases sits lower and pushes the front teeth apart. Dr. Hendry and Dr. Henriod can perform a frenectomy to remove this tissue, and thus close the gap between the teeth.
Frenectomies for tongue-tied patients
We also perform frenectomies to remove the frenum under the tongue when it is impeding tongue movement or speech.
Treatment for enlarged or swollen gums
We also treat gums that have become enlarged or swollen. This generally occurs in patients who are taking some kind of medication, for example high blood pressure medicine. We shape the gums so they are more natural in appearance and easier to clean.
Cosmetic Gum Treatment and Surgery
You may have the most perfectly straight, sparkling white teeth on the planet, but if you’re not happy about the appearance of your gums then chances are you can’t feel confident in your smile. Whether it’s a gummy smile, an uneven or receding gum line, or any other issue, your gums can affect your self-confidence just as much as your teeth.
To make an appointment, call 626.796.5386 or click here to request an appointment online.