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Three Benefits of Gum Sculpting Marietta, GA

Three Benefits of Gum Sculpting

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When it comes to the appearance of your smile, it is common to consider the shape, color and position of your teeth. While straight, white teeth certainly produce an attractive smile, it is equally important to consider the frame of your smile – your gums! The condition and appearance of your gums can play a strong role in the look of your overall smile. While depleting gum tissue (gum recession) can be addressed with grafting procedures, it is also common for patients to have too much gums. Not only can an uneven gum line or excess gum tissue be a distraction from your smile beauty, but unsightly gums can also impact the appearance of your teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry includes treatments for your gums.

Gum sculpting, also called gum reshaping or gum contouring, is a quick, minimally-invasive procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of the gum tissue that surrounds your pearly whites.

What Can Gum Sculpting Do?

It is common to speak of the gums in terms of their health. However, the esthetics of your gums can also be a concern. Gum sculpting can address a variety of cosmetic elements within the gums, especially the gums that show when you smile. Using laser technology, a skilled cosmetic dentist use gum sculpting to create a more even gum line and one that is also more proportionate to the size of your teeth. Patients consider gum reshaping for the following reasons:

  • To eliminate a “gummy” smile (heavy or excessive amount of gum tissue)
  • To highlight front teeth or make them appear larger
  • To straighten the gum line and create a more symmetrical smile

What Does Laser Gum Sculpting Involve?

At Gilreath Family Dental, we offer laser surgery to trim excess gum tissue and improve the appearance of your smile. The procedure is quick, painless and can be completed in just one visit with a local anesthetic. Laser cosmetic gum sculpting can cut and seal the gum tissue with one technique. It eliminates the need for scalpel and stitches. In doing so, laser gum sculpting limits bleeding and bruising while also decreasing the risk of infection.

If you are bothered by a “gummy smile” or a gum line that is not even, let us help. Call Dr. Gilreath today to learn more about gum sculpting using dental lasers.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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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

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Marietta, GA 30060

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