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Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Robert Henshaw, DMD
For most people, appearance is important. One of the things that people work hard on to improve their appearance is their face. Men shave, and women turn to makeup. These are temporary ways to improve the appearance of the face. There are some other ways that provide a more permanent change to the way you look. Gum lifts can help in several ways to improve the look of your face. What are Gum Lifts? Before turning to gum lifts to improve the look of the face, it is a good idea to understand what they are. Gum lifts work to improve the smile. A great smile is a good way to make everything around you look better. A gum lift procedure involves cutting into the gum to reshape the gum line. It is a relatively simple procedure that is typically done under a local anesthetic in our dental offices. A soft tissue laser can help reduce any bleeding and recovery time is around 24 hours. What Are the Results Once you understand how a gum lift works, you can then start to determine if it can help your smile and the look of your face. Many people believe their smile is too gummy. They worry that their gum line is not straight. A gum lift is the perfect way to lengthen the teeth and shape the gum line to a more desirable look. A gum lift is often done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. When exposing more of the teeth, there is often a need to improve the look of the teeth. Teeth whitening and veneers are two ways to bring back the shine to the teeth. When people have a smile they are proud of, they like to show it off. That is a good thing. Gum lifts can not only improve your smile and thus the look of your face, but they can also help lift your spirits. For more information about this or any other dental questions, contact the professionals at our offices today....
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