Southfield, MI (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
A new cosmetic periodontal procedure can eliminate a gummy smile and receding gums.
The teeth often steal the credit when it comes to beautiful smiles. But what about the smile's lesser recognized counterpart, the gums? A stunning smile usually consists of teeth and gums that live in perfect harmony with each other. For many people, their gums often overpower their smiles, giving them the appearance of a gummy smile. Dr. Joseph Nemeth of Southfield, MI provides cosmetic periodontal care for patients all throughout Metro-Detroit and can help improve your smile.
A gummy smile is one where the teeth are generally of normal size but are covered with excess gum tissue, so they appear to look very small. In circumstances like that, a gum reshaping surgery may help to cosmetically enhance the smile. It can eliminate some of the gum tissue that is covering the teeth, so the teeth look to be average size. Exposing more of the tooth structure can help the smile to be more esthetically pleasing.
Another problem that may happen can occur when the lip pulls up too high, exposing more of the gums than a person might desire. In this case, generally the teeth look to be of normal size, but a person's lip may "disappear" when they laugh or smile. This can create the appearance of a gummy smile as well. To correct this problem, Dr. Nemeth uses a technique called lip repositioning. During this procedure, Dr. Nemeth will reduce the degree of lip retraction and minimize the exposure of the gum tissue.
The opposite problem can also occur with the gums. Often when people brush their teeth too hard or with an improper brushing technique, the gums can begin to pull back and expose more of the tooth structure. This is referred to as being "long in the tooth". To treat these areas where significant gum recession has occurred, Dr. Nemeth will cover the exposed teeth with the patient's own gum tissue which tends to be highly successful and provide excellent esthetic results.
Dr. Nemeth's periodontal practice has always been on the leading edge of patient care. He specializes in treating gum disease and periodontal plastic surgery. He always incorporates the newest technology and technique to his patient care. The goal of Dr. Nemeth's practice is to help patients achieve the best dental health possible in the most comfortable, relaxing environment possible.
For more information about cosmetic gum reshaping, please contact the office of Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates at 248-357-3100.