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Gum Sculpting

Having an attractive smile is an asset. However, many people are unhappy with the appearance of their grin. It is not always the teeth that are the problem. You can have white, straight teeth, yet if too much gum tissue is showing, they can look short or stubby. A “gummy” smile is a common complaint amongst our patients at Gilreath Family Dentistry, but it is not something they need to live with if they would prefer a change. Gum sculpting can minimize exposed gum tissue, enhancing the beauty of your smile.

Photos of before and after gum reshaping procedure Marietta, GA.Gum sculpting surgery may sound invasive, but the procedure is quick and has very little discomfort. Laser surgery is used to trim excess gum tissue to expose the teeth, and the procedure can be completed in one visit. Laser surgery for cosmetic gum sculpting has the benefit of cutting and sealing the gum tissue in one process. This limits bleeding and the chance of infection. Once completed, the results are immediate. Only the visible gums need to be sculpted, and local anesthesia makes the procedure painless. While there is tenderness once the anesthesia wears off, the discomfort will quickly dissipate and can be managed with pain relievers.

Is Gum Reshaping Surgery Right for You?

If you feel like your teeth look too short or uneven or more gum tissue is showing when you smile than you would prefer, gum reshaping may be right for you. Dr. Gilreath can exam your teeth and gums to determine whether laser gum contouring will create the look you desire. This procedure can be combined with other cosmetic treatments to give you a complete smile makeover, improving the overall appearance when you show the world your smile.

If you are interested in gum sculpting or any of our cosmetic dental services, contact our office in Marietta to schedule a consultation.

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
(770) 796-7081

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