Your Gums Can Benefit From Visiting Cosmetic Dentist, Maryland Heights Dental

Posted on: December 2, 2016

Cosmetic DentistAs a cosmetic dentist in Bridgeton, we have a myopic focus on the aesthetics and appearance of your teeth. We have found that there is a case to be made for ensuring that your teeth look as good as they function. Smiles are considered a powerful tool in your tool chest. The better your smile, the higher your advantage at work and in social settings. As such, we have perfected a number of different techniques and procedures to ensure that your teeth and the rest of your mouth, remain in optimal condition aesthetically.  With the vast array of knowledge on the internet, what a cosmetic dentist does has become well known to the general public.

Our bread and butter, or daily, procedures consist of things that you have either heard of, read about or know someone that uses them. These include teeth whitening for brighter, whiter teeth, braces to straighten teeth, dental implants and dentures to replace lost teeth, and dental crowns of veneers to fix cracked and broken teeth. There are also a few procedures that Maryland Heights Dental performs that are not as well known, outside of cosmetic dentist circles. One of these involves the gums and is instrumental in improving the appearance and the health of a person’s mouth.

As a cosmetic dentist, we know that your gums are as important to how you look as your teeth are. Additionally gums are critical to the health, wellbeing, and sustenance of your mouth. Unfortunately, gums come under frequent attack from gum diseases. One disease, periodontitis, caused the gums to become separated from the teeth. This unnatural separation leads to the formation of deep pockets within the gums themselves. The reason these pockets need to be removed is that they are unsightly and because they provide an ideal hiding spot for plaque. It is extraordinarily hard to brush away the plaque in these deep crevices, which in turn means that you will have a buildup of plaque bacteria inside these pockets which could lead to additional infections or diseases based on your already weakened immune system.

Removing the pockets is the only option. To do so, we will first numb your gums with a local anesthesia that is injected directly into the gums. Once the gums are sufficiently numb, we will remove the excess loose gum tissue and contour the gums so that they do not lose their shape. Finally, we may place putty over the gums to allow them protection and sufficient time to heal.

Gum contouring is another one of those procedures that we do to make sure that your mouth looks its very best. Sometimes a person has gums that are too long. This can have the effect of giving you a gummy smile, which can be fixed by removing the excess gum tissue. At other times, we need to graft to the gums because they gums are too short. Gum contouring is an easy way to make sure you have the right shape and length of gum, which can be accomplished in our clinic under local anesthesia. As a cosmetic dentist, these are two of the many ways we can improve how your gums look while also keeping them healthy.  To learn more, we invite you to call (314) 815-4774 and schedule a consultation.


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