Medgaus Dental Group Boosts Aesthetics and Confidence with Gummy Smile Treatment in Pittsburgh, PA

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Patients with a gummy smile in Pittsburgh, PA can now receive crown lengthening treatment at Medgaus Dental Group with or without a referral. Crown lengthening is a soft tissue recontouring procedure that reshapes the gums to a more healthy and attractive position.

Drs. Carl Medgaus, Dentist in Pittsburgh, PA

Drs. Carl Medgaus Treats Gummy Smiles in Pittsburgh, PA with Crown Lengthening

When I give them back their smile, and the confidence to go every day and be who they really are — I still get goosebumps from it.

Drs. Carl Medgaus and Maelys Aguila help patients with a “gummy smile” obtain a more balanced and healthy mouth through crown lengthening in Pittsburgh, PA. A gummy smile is when a patient has excessive gum tissue that covers more of their tooth structure than it should. This condition can cause both emotional and physical concerns, but is easily treated with a crown lengthening procedure.

“Doing the kind of dentistry I do, rehabilitating a patient’s smile, is really rehabilitating the entire person,” says Dr. Medgaus. “Having a smile you’re confident in can change things so much. When I give them back their smile, and the confidence to go every day and be who they really are — I still get goosebumps from it.”

For some patients, a gummy smile can be an embarrassing condition, as it may make their teeth appear short or patients may show too much gum tissue when they smile. For these patients, crown lengthening helps to reshape the gum tissue into a more balanced and pleasing position. By removing the excess tissue, the smile can be made to look more natural, showing more teeth and less gum. It also allows for a rebalancing of the gums if they were irregularly shaped.

A gummy smile can cause health concerns for patients as well, because they are not able to clean their teeth below the gum line. This often results in cavities and bacteria developing on the tooth structure underneath the gums. Crown lengthening treatment is used to remove the gum tissue, granting access to the cavity or bacteria that was covered and allowing for further treatment.

To make the crown lengthening procedure simple and gentle for patients, Drs. Medgaus and Aguila offer sedation dentistry. Patients can receive oral sedation, nitrous oxide or IV sedation to give them a soothing, relaxed experience. Local anesthetic is often used to numb the treatment site to prevent sensations of discomfort.

Drs. Medgaus and Aguila offer many other cosmetic dentistry treatments to help patients improve their confidence and their smile. These respected dentists provide all of these services conveniently at two locations, with offices in Monroeville and Pittsburgh, PA. Additional cosmetic dentistry treatments include:

  •     - Porcelain veneers
  •     - Invisalign®
  •     - Crowns and bridges
  •     - Teeth whitening

Patients with gummy smiles who are interested in improving function or aesthetics through crown lengthening in the Pittsburgh, PA area are encouraged to contact Medgaus Dental Group at either of their office locations. Appointments can be made by calling 412-373-0310 for the Monroeville, PA office or 412-563-6333 for the Pittsburgh, PA practice. Patients can also visit to schedule a consultation.

About the Dentists

For over 35 years, Medgaus Dental Group has been serving the Monroeville and Pittsburgh, PA areas with genuine and comprehensive dental care. Founder and lead dentist, Dr. Carl Medgaus, is dedicated to continuing education for himself as well as his fellow clinicians. Having treated over 300,000 patients since 1973 and placing over 5,000 dental implants, his results speak for themselves. His associate, Dr. Maelys Aguila, is a native Spanish speaker who shares the same philosophy that changing a smile can change a life. Developing his own full arch dental implant technique, Stabili-Teeth™ Dr. Medgaus and his team also offer life-changing smile makeovers and gum disease treatment, among other services. To learn more about Drs. Medgaus and Aguila, their leading-edge practice, or the services they offer, visit or call their Monroeville office at 412-373-0310 or their Pittsburgh practice at 412-563-6333.

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