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Cosmetic Dentistry Options For Your Gumline

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Your smile is almost perfect. Well, almost. Your teeth look great but your gumline isn’t quite what you want it to be. More people deal with this issue than you might expect. If you’d like to achieve your ideal balance of pearly white teeth and healthy pink gums, call Tocci Dental Associates at 781-304-8172 to learn about our cosmetic dentistry options to improve the look of your gumline.

At our Wellesley, MA dentist office, Dr. Jeffrey W. Tocci and our highly-skilled team of dental professionals can help you turn your dream smile into a reality with our many cosmetic solutions. While most people are aware of cosmetic treatments for their teeth – teeth whitening, for example – not as many are aware that we can also adjust your gumline to your liking.

By addressing all of your smile flaws, including ones involving your gumline, you could:

  • Stop hiding your gums behind closed lips when it’s time to say “cheese” for a selfie or group portrait
  • Enjoy compliments about your smile from friends and loved ones
  • Make better first impressions because you won’t feel self-conscious about your grin

Even if your gums aren’t the only problem we can still help you. During a private consultation, we can review your smile goals with you and determine a schedule for all the cosmetic treatments you’d like to get so you can receive a comprehensive and personalized smile makeover!

Boost your Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry For Your Gumline

When you think of a great smile, you probably think of a bright, straight set of teeth. That is unless you are self-conscious about the look of your gums. Some patients we have treated are so insecure about the look of their gumline that they have trained themselves to smile in such a way that they only lift their lips to a certain point so they can keep their gumline concealed.

Typically, if someone is concerned about the look of their gums, it’s for one of two reasons:

  • Excess gum tissue
  • Receded gum tissue, resulting in a “toothy” smile

In either case, we have cosmetic solutions so you can improve the look of your gums and your whole smile.

For those that have a “gummy smile,” we can remove a small amount of gum tissue using a state-of-the-art dental soft tissue laser. This gum reshaping method is practically painless and heals much faster compared to other alternatives. It can also be performed very quickly, often during a single visit depending on your specific case and goals.

For people who have the opposite problem – gums that have receded from your teeth, leaving tooth roots exposed – we can provide a gum recession treatment using the cutting-edge Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

Most dentists in this situation would use a gum graft, which would require highly invasive techniques and stitches. In contrast, using the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Tocci will:

  • Create a small hole above the affected area
  • Use special tools to gently loosen your gumline
  • Carefully move your gumline back over your tooth roots where it should be

Compared to a gum graft, your gums will heal much more quickly following the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. In many cases, a patient’s gumline will recover overnight!

If you have some combination of gum recession and excess gum tissue, resulting in an uneven gumline, we could potentially perform some combination of the procedures described above.

Regardless of which cosmetic treatment you receive for your gums at our Wellesley, MA dentist office, we will do everything we can to make your experience as pleasant as possible. If there is any chance of discomfort during a procedure, we will numb your mouth with an anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing.

We can also make your treatment more comfortable and relieve your dental anxiety with nitrous oxide dental sedation. More commonly known as “laughing gas,” you’ll inhale this gas mixed with oxygen through a small mask and feel relaxed in moments.

And if that doesn’t put you at ease, we also offer various amenities for your appointment, such as:

  • iPods so you can listen to your favorite relaxing music
  • Massage chairs
  • Aromatherapy options
  • Refreshing drinks from our beverage station

We can’t wait to help you achieve a flawless smile!

Say hello to a more balanced smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments for your gumline from Tocci Dental Associates! Call 781-304-8172, use our handy online form, or stop by our conveniently located Wellesley, MA dentist office in person to schedule or ask a friendly team member questions.

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