Gingivoplasty

The amount of visible gums affects the size of our teeth. Asymmetric gum edges give a false impression that our teeth our irregular and smile is crooked. If we have receding gums our teeth look taller than they are.

The first step for obtaining a good looking, compatible and clean smile is to achieve the harmony between teeth and gums.

Pink Cosmetics

The first step of obtaining a good looking, compatible and clean smile is to achieve the harmony between teeth and gums. The amount of visible gum when we smile effects the size of our teeth.

Asymmetric gum edges gives a false impression that our teeth our irregular and smile is crooked. If we have receding gums our teeth look taller than they are.

If you have receding gums your teeth look larger than they actually are. Gums which are swollen and red due to inflammation draw attention. Swollen and thickened gum edges cause shadow formation at the 1/3 end portion of the teeth. These shadows make the teeth seem 1-2 tones darker than they are.

Also the swelling on the edges of the gums makes the accumulation of bacteria plaques. Bacteria accumulation causes the triangular region between two teeth (which will be further referred to as papil) to recede and formation of dark sometimes black regions.

Gingivoplasty

It is a method used in smiles called 'Gummy-smile' in which the person's gums are excessively visualized during smiling. The overgrowth which disturbs the smile is excised with a small operation.

The cosmetic dentist and periodontologist work together and determine the level and shape of the gum tissue. The periodontologist fixes the gingival tissue up to that level and forms a beautiful harmony.

The patient is given local anesthesia and will feel nothing. Gingivoplasty which is a very small surgical procedure is very important and can change a person's smile in a very short period.

In situations in which the cosmetic problem includes the teeth, laminate veneers can be placed after gum operations forming a whole smile design.

Gingival Graft:

It is possible to add tissue to areas with gingival receding in order to level teeth sizes which look lengthened.

Another point concerning gingival cosmetics is asymmetric gum appearance due to having teeth pulled out and subsequent jaw depression. This condition is usually troublesome for the front teeth. However beautiful the porcelain teeth built are the region they are to be placed are the gums.

If the person doesn't have enough and healthy gingival tissue it isn't possible to reach an esthetic result.

If the person has papilla loss due to gum receding or missing teeth this must be replaced. It is possible to regain lost tissues with certain surgical and prosthetic methods. Arrangement of the gum tissue surrounding our teeth and applying procedures in order to gain an appearance in harmony with our teeth are called cosmetic gingival arrangements.

Usually the patients perceive the procedures concerning the substructure of the gum, bone and connective tissue as tiring sessions that last long, these types of procedures are very satisfying, necessary for the patients and dentists.