What Is a Gummy Smile?

A beautiful smile is like a work of art – the lips are the frame, the gums are the matting, and the teeth are the featured subject. At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we are known for our artistry in cosmetic dentistry, and the stunning results we can achieve with a gum lift treatment.

Much like the cuticles on your fingernail, the gums can cover tooth structure, making your teeth appear shorter and wider – and less attractive. While a manicure makes nails look so much better, a gum lift is a permanent solution. When the proportion of gum to tooth are unbalanced, it results in a smile that appears to be mostly gums, or a “gummy smile.” Do you dream of having a more attractive smile? We can help.

What Is a Gum Lift?

A gum lift, or gum contouring, is a procedure where a laser is used to remove gum tissue covering the natural tooth structure. The removal of this excess tissue actually increases the amount of tooth that is visible, bringing about superior facial balance. Gum contouring can make the teeth look longer, larger, and better proportioned.

Should I get a Gum Lift?

If you feel you have a gummy smile and are considering a gum lift in Atlanta, meet with our professional team of skilled dental experts evaluate your gums, and ensure they are healthy, and that this procedure is the best way to create a more attractive smile. Our cosmetic dentist will evaluate the gum line, assessing which areas need contouring and how to achieve a more attractive smile. The procedure is quick and nearly painless.

Why Choose Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry for a Gum Lift?

If you are considering a cosmetic dental treatment, including a gum lift, you want to ensure it is performed correctly. As your gum tissue is going to be resculpted to be more attractive, there is a great deal of artistry involved in this procedure. Our team of accomplished cosmetic dentists has garnered a reputation for their excellent work in a range of cosmetic enhancements, including gum lift treatments. Beyond the exceptional care with which your treatment will be performed, it all takes place in a luxurious environment that was built around creating a pleasurable, positive experience, no matter what procedure you are having performed.

Why Get a Gum Lift?

While a gummy smile is the most common cosmetic problem that can be solved beautifully with our Atlanta gum lift, other common aesthetic problems that can be corrected with a gum lift or “gingival contouring” include uneven (asymmetrical) gums contours, the loss of papillae (small amounts of gum tissue between your teeth) and to resolve exposed root surfaces.

Gum Contouring: An Artist’s Approach

In recontouring your gums, artistry plays an important role in the final outcome. Whether your teeth appear too long or too short, at Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help You can trust us to restore your smile and bring you the joy and satisfaction of knowing your smile is attractive, natural, and brilliant. Talk to us today and discover what cosmetic dentistry can do for you with a gum lift – our results have led to a reputation for excellence in cosmetic dentistry. Call today for a consultation at our luxurious Atlanta dental spa.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To all of our dear patients, families and friends,

We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time. In our continued effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are extending our closure. In these uncertain times, we continue to keep our patients and our dental family at the heart of every decision that we make. We are consistently monitoring the evolving situation and continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials as well as our government to make these decisions.

It is our hope that we will resume our regular business hours on Monday, May 4th. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for. We will be connected to the office answering all calls and texts as quickly as possible. We also have virtual consultations available at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this journey together. Have faith. Follow the recommendations of our leaders. Stay calm. Stay healthy. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team and look forward to serving you in our normal capacity again soon. Feel free to call or text us for updates during this time. Also, don't forget to floss!

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team