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Gum Lift in Milford & West Haven, Connecticut

A gum lift can be used to remove excess gum tissue from the teeth, allowing for both a beautiful smile and improved oral health. The procedure may also help prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease by removing plaque buildup on the teeth. 

If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, give our office in Milford or West Haven a call to schedule a consultation with our team.

Dentist and the patient during the porcelain veneers work

The Gum Lift Procedure in Milford & West Haven

When you come in for a gum lift, we will use local anesthesia to numb your mouth so you don’t feel any discomfort during or after the treatment. Once the area has been numbed, we will use a non-invasive soft tissue laser to carefully reshape the gum tissue into a more even position and remove any excessive gum tissue.

These special dental lasers minimize your risk of infection and minimize bleeding and swelling. Recovery is quick, and you see instant results.

This procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour. Some patients may require additional time depending on the amount of gum tissue removed.

Benefits of Gum Contouring

Gum contouring offers patients both aesthetic and oral health benefits. It can transform the look of your smile while also improving the overall health of your mouth in a short amount of time. 

After gum contouring, you can expect:

Gum Lift FAQs

Most major health insurance plans include coverage for this surgical procedure if is deemed medically necessary. Elective dental procedures are not usually covered by insurance providers. If you are paying out of pocket, we offer monthly payment plans to help make the cost of treatment more affordable.

A gum lift is a great option to fix a gummy smile. A gummy smile is when a patient has excessive gum tissue that shows above the teeth when they smile. A gum lift can help remove excess and uneven gum tissue and give you a more balanced and even look.

No, a gum lift involves reshaping your gum tissue, while crown lengthening involves restructuring the gum and bone tissue surrounding the tooth. They can both offer similar results but are very different treatment plans.

The recovery time for a gum lift is very minimal. You’ll be able to eat normally within 24 hours. You may have some minor discomfort immediately following the procedure, but most people are back to normal by the next day.

Contact Shoreline Dental Care in Milford & West Haven, CT

A gum lift allows patients to transform the appearance of their smile with little downtime and discomfort. If you are interested in learning more about how a gum lift can benefit you, schedule a consultation with our dental team today. 

We are happy to help you determine if this treatment is right for you and help you create a treatment plan tailored to you and your needs.

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