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Cosmetic dentistry

Did You Know That You Can Change the Shape of Your Gums?

gum contouring BillericaMost people know that cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dentistry procedures improve the appearance of teeth. At Future of Dentistry there are treatments to reshape and straighten teeth, repair or whiten them, and even replace missing teeth with lifelike substitutes.

But what about your gums? Are you aware of how much your gums affect the look of your smile?

You Can Contour Your Gums

The shape and size of your gumline can make your teeth appear too large or too small or otherwise out of proportion. Gum contouring can fix gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth and tailor them for the perfect smile.

People who are unhappy with their gums might want to examine gum contouring. Many dentists and periodontists offer gum contouring surgery.

Gingival Scultping

This procedure is also called gingival sculpting, gingival contouring or gum graft surgery, but don’t let the term surgery frighten you. Gingival sculpting is done with a laser. It is minimally invasive. The procedure usually involves little pain and requires no recovery time.

Gum Contouring Can Treat Gum Recession

Gum reshaping is not always done for purely cosmetic reasons, it is also used to treat gum recession, a common condition that can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss.

In gum graft surgery, soft tissue is commonly taken either from the roof of the mouth, the area surrounding the site of the grafting, or a tissue bank. Gum grafts applied to exposed tooth roots protect teeth from continuing gum recession and decay and reduce tooth sensitivity. Of course, gum grafts often increase the attractiveness of the smile in the process.

At Future of Dentistry cosmetic dentistry can improve any smile! Patients from throughout Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley also come to our practice for general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Future of Dentistry:

781-245-2299

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Locations (Tap Below To Open Your Office In Google Maps):

Future of Dentistry – Billerica
668 Boston Rd
Billerica, MA 01821

978-663-4303

Future of Dentistry – Dracut
149 Pleasant St
Dracut, MA 01826

978-957-1811

Future of Dentistry – North Andover/Willows Dental Group
795 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845

978-685-8313

Future of Dentistry – Wakefield
968 Main St
Wakefield, MA 01880

781-245-2299

Future of Dentistry – Chelmsford
3 Courthouse Ln
Chelmsford, MA 01824

978-970-2089

 

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