Gum Lifting and Bleaching
A gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and reshapes the gum line to provide a more pleasing smile, while gum bleaching is a procedure that removes the darker superficial gum layer caused by excessive melanin, giving you lighter gums and a visibly better smile.
Having a “gummy” smile can cause a person to be very self-conscious about their appearance. That’s why at The George R. Owino & Associates Dental Centre, we offer a minimally invasive gum lift surgery. Getting a gum lift, which is normally done on the front teeth, will simply improve the appearance of a patient’s smile and thus their self-confidence. The procedure involves gently removing excess gum tissue and adjusting or reshaping the gum line around the teeth that results in proportionate looking teeth and a much fuller smile.
Although dark gums may be healthy, some patients may find them unattractive and may seek measures to lighten them. Dark gums can affect people of all races and ethnicities genetically, but there are also other causes to dark gums. Darkening may also be caused by long term use of certain medications.
We use the most modern approach to gum lifting and gum bleaching which involves the use of dental lasers. This approach is minimally invasive, avoids the use of needles and allows a patient to receive both treatments painlessly and safely. When done by our experienced doctors, a gum lift and/or dark gum treatment can make a huge difference, giving you a beautiful smile.