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GUM LIFT

Dr. Moran absolutely loves performing gum lifts for patients as doing a gum lift can drastically improve a patient’s smile, and ultimately, improve their confidence and their lives.

Showing some gum when smiling is normal and makes your smile youthful. However, some patients show an excessive amount of gum when they smile and can overpower the teeth and cause a “gummy smile”. Depending on the case and the cause of a gummy smile, many gummy smiles can be fixed with a procedure called crown lengthening, or a “gum lift”.  

 

A gum lift is a very minimally invasive procedure. In this procedure, Dr. Moran uses a laser to reshape the gum to the ideal esthetic position. Another instrument is then used to carve the bone around the tooth to ensure the gum doesn’t grow back. 

 

Who are good candidates for a gum lift?

Who's gummy smile may not be fully fixed with a gum lift?

If you are unsure which case are you, the best thing to do is schedule your first appointment so Dr. Moran can determine if you are a good candidate for a gum lift!

Book your appointment to improve your gummy smile!

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Before and after of Dr. Moran's work

  • Why do I need to floss?
    Brushing cleans all surfaces of your teeth EXCEPT the surfaces in between your teeth. The only thing that cleans between your teeth is flossing. If you don’t floss at least once a day, plaque and bacteria build up between your teeth and into your gums, causing a higher risk for you to get cavities in between your teeth and gum disease.
  • How often should you floss your teeth?
    Everyday! ​We only ask for you to floss once a day. It takes just 2 extra minutes of your day. It doesn’t matter when or where you floss as long as you floss once a day.
  • How do I know if my gums are healthy?
    Just remember that healthy gums don’t bleed. If your’re asking yourself why your gums bleed a lot, this indicates the presence of gingivitis. When you have gingivitis, your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, this means that you’re gums are inflamed. ​If you brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see us at least every 6 months, it gives you a better chance of having healthy gums.
  • Which toothbrush is better, electric or manual toothbrushes?"
    Both are good. We do however, recommend an electric toothbrush as the vibrating and rotating bristles allow for a more thorough cleaning without extra scrubbing motions. Sonicare and Oral B are both the leading brands in electric toothbrushes.
  • What can cause my gums to recede?
    There are many factors that can cause gum recession, including brushing too hard, your bite (malocclusion), misalignment of your teeth, chronic inflammation of your gums, and a genetic susceptibility to gum recession. We will help you do whatever it takes to treat your gum recession by having our specialist perform gum grafts and/or prevent further recession by determining and eliminating factors that is causing the recession.
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