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Gum Lift Options: Laser Vs. Crown Lengthening

Have you been told that you need a gum lift because you have a "gummy" smile? If this is the case, when you look in the mirror, you will notice that there is a lot of gum tissue and very little of your teeth. The appearance of excessive gums might cause a person to feel self-conscious and cause them to suppress their grin.

You are in luck since there are two different dental procedures that can make your smile appear less puffy and more attractive.

Gum Lift

Laser Gum Lift

Dr. Cohan is not going to physically lift your gums when he performs a laser gum lift on you in Summerlin. The appearance of a gum lift can be achieved by eliminating some of the superfluous tissue since there is an excessive amount of it. The findings expose a greater portion of the tooth surface that had been concealed by the gum tissue prior to the treatment.

Lasers have been utilized in the field of dentistry for a number of years, and their utilization is incredibly risk-free for a variety of treatments. In some situations, they can even be used to remove cavities, whiten teeth, and perform surgery on gum disease. Tissue samples for biopsies can also be collected with these instruments.

A dental laser is a hand-held device that resembles a ballpoint pen in terms of how little of a tip it has. With the help of the precise tip, we are able to remove only the necessary gum tissue without causing any damage to the surrounding areas. Because of its precision, we have a greater degree of control over the outcomes.

The use of a laser reduces the amount of bleeding that occurs, and there is no risk of infection. You'll feel better in no time at all!

This device is wonderful for correcting gum lines that are uneven. We can give you a grin that is more symmetrical by recontouring the extra gum tissue that is present.

The laser gum lift is a surgery that is minimally invasive and causes almost no discomfort to the patient. In most cases, finishing it up takes significantly less than an hour. Recovery time is rapid, and the procedure is significantly more comfortable than alternatives. As soon as we are finished with your treatment, you will be able to look in the mirror and see the results right away.

Lengthening of the Crown

Crown lengthening is an additional surgery that falls under the category of gum lifts that we provide. The term "crown" refers to the portion of a tooth that lies above the gums and is known as the crown. During this surgery, extra gum and bone tissue around the tooth is removed in order to expose more of the tooth's crown.

When this process is carried out, it is sometimes done so in conjunction with the installation of a restorative crown. A restorative crown is a solid but hollow cap that is fabricated from a durable material such as porcelain or gold. It is placed over a tooth in order to conceal and protect it.

It's possible that the natural tooth is quite feeble due to the fact that it's cracked or severely decaying. If this is the case, our dentist in Summerlin may suggest having the crown lengthened. This action will expose more of the tooth's natural, healthy structure, which will serve as a more stable foundation for the restorative crown you have, giving it the ability to survive for a longer period of time.

When compared to laser gum lift treatment, the crown lengthening operation takes significantly more time to finish because bone must also be removed. Additionally, the period required to recuperate will be extended.

Instructions for Gum Lift After Surgery

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It is possible that you could feel some discomfort following your gum lift procedure in Summerlin. There is a correlation between the amount of work that needs to be done and the degree of pain experienced. In light of the specifics of your case, the dentist in Summerlin who treats you can provide you with more specific information regarding what to anticipate. An over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication (such Aleve/naproxen sodium or Motrin/ibuprofen, for example) can typically provide sufficient pain relief in the majority of situations.

Rinse your mouth out with warm water several times a day to help your gums feel better and speed up the healing process. The most effective solution is a blend of warm salt water. In certain circumstances, we may provide you with a specialized mouthwash to use.

It is also very vital to brush your teeth as well as your gums. At least twice a day, brush your teeth with a toothbrush that has bristles that are extra-soft. If you want your gums to heal more quickly, use your toothbrush to give them a little, circular massage. Scrubbing too vigorously, however, can be harmful to the surrounding tissue and should be avoided. It is possible that you will suffer some bleeding in the days immediately following your treatment. This is very natural, therefore you shouldn't let it get you down. Just keep us updated if it continues beyond this point.

At first, it's possible that your teeth will be especially sensitive to cold temperatures. It's possible that your gums are still healing, in which case you should focus on eating only soft foods for the time being. After your treatment, you should be able to resume your normal eating and drinking habits within around a week's time.

You will be able to see a significant change almost immediately following gum lift surgery, which is one of the many advantages of this procedure. The ultimate effects won't be able to be seen for a few weeks while the wound is healing. Even faster, if not immediate, recovery might be expected following laser gum treatments. It is possible that you will be shocked to see how much of an improvement gum lift surgery can make to your smile.

Gum Lift in Summerlin

Call Summerlin Dental Solutions to schedule a consultation if you are embarrassed by the appearance of your gums when you smile. Dr. Cohan will evaluate your gums and decide which gum lift operation will be most beneficial to you.

Stop trying to hide your smile and start enjoying life. You can regain your self-assurance by getting a gum lift in Summerlin. Give us a call right this minute!





Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

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With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.



851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160
851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160