Having an attractive smile is every person’s desire. Just like teeth, gums also play a significant role in enhancing your smile. Therefore any deformity or disease of gums can shatter your dream of a perfect smile. However, these problems can be dealt with and treated efficiently.To get you started with your smile makeover, here are two dental treatments to Enhance Your Smile and improve your teeth.
There are different types of gum problems that can ruin your smile. Some people have excessive or uneven gums that cover a large portion of their teeth; this kind of gum problem is called excessive gingival display, and it can diminish your smile value to a great extent.
The excessive gingival display is a genetically inherited gum problem, and it may be caused due to some prescribed drugs.
The excessive gingival display is treated through gum contouring that involves a cosmetic dental procedure. During this treatment, a dentist removes an extreme gum area and carves a new line surgically, which enhances the smile by balancing the teeth exposure. Since the treatment involves minor surgery, the dentist applies a local anesthetic to numb the area before beginning the surgery. After that, the unwanted tissues surrounding the area are removed in a manner that balances gum pockets between the teeth. If the condition is severe, a bone, along with the first two teeth, may be removed.
Another common dental problem is ‘gum recession’ in which the gum line starts receding backward, ultimately giving more exposure to the teeth. Gum recession cuts the smile value by making the teeth look larger than normal.
There can be more than one reason for gum recession. Like the gingival display, gum recession also has genetic roots. However, the problem may be caused due to over-brushing, gum trauma, misaligned teeth, and periodontal diseases.
Different treatments are available for treating gum recession. A dentist recommends a dental procedure after conducting a thorough oral examination of the patient.
If the problem is caused due to over-brushing, then you might need standard treatment and learn to adopt proper brushing techniques. If the receding gum problem is in advance stage, then you may undergo a surgical treatment that is called a soft-tissue graft. During gum recession treatment, healthy tissue is extracted from the roof of the mouth and is joined with the gum tissue around the exposed root.
The kind of treatment prescribed depends upon the severity of the disease and the condition of the patient.