To have a pleasant smile, the appearance of the gums is as important as the appearance of the teeth.
Sometimes, despite having beautiful and attractive teeth, the overall appearance of the smile is not appreciated due to the presence of changes in the shape or contour of the gum.
We have detailed a few problems and diseases that can change the gums;
Periodontitis, or pyorrhea, causes red, swollen, and bleeding gums. It resolves with adequate periodontal treatment.
What are the symptoms that make us suspect that our gums are not healthy?
.Bleeding while brushing and eating.
.Swollen and inflamed gums.
.Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth.
.Separated or moving teeth.
At first glance, the recession of the gums causes the teeth to appear too long and their roots exposed. Today, it is treated with microsurgical techniques that allow the gingiva covering the exposed root to regain its natural appearance and color.
What is the pink aesthetic?
Gum aesthetics, which we call pink aesthetics in smile aesthetics, can be accepted as the basis of treatment. Pink aesthetic is a form of treatment that expresses the adjustments and changes made in the structure and color of the gums.
For whom is it suitable?
When patients smile, their teeth appear smaller than they should when exposed to too much gum exposure. With “Gum Shaping”, we can make these teeth much larger than they are.
In addition, patients with irregular gum lines are candidates for the procedure.
Gum Aesthetics Treatment Process
Aesthetic gingival treatment can correct the deficiency of gingival tissue through tissue shaping or lengthen the dental crown by lengthening. These two procedures are recommended for patients to improve the appearance of their smiles with minimally invasive techniques. Tissue shaping is performed using a minimally invasive microsurgical technique. The dentist usually repairs the gingival recession without the need for tissue grafting. For patients with gingival smiles, crown lengthening exposes the tooth more. The dentist will balance the gum tissue and teeth by reshaping the gingival and bone tissue. While both of these procedures aim to correct aesthetic problems, they can prevent the emergence of other dental problems in the future.
What is gum shaping?
This procedure uses special tools or a laser to perform ablation, which removes excess gum tissue growing over the teeth. Today, laser-based procedures are gaining more momentum as the technology helps seal tissue to reduce bleeding, creates a more precise shape, and better targets pit areas or pockets where bacteria can collect. For health reasons, gum shaping slows the progression of tooth decay. For patients with periodontal disease, removal of excess tissue may limit its recurrence.
Pink aesthetic varieties
A single method is not applied in gingival aesthetics, also called Pink Aesthetics. There are different techniques and treatment processes used for different problems.
Gingivectomy (Gum Shaping): It is the process of removing excess gums in areas where gingival enlargement and deep pockets are formed. The gums are straightened and the patient is given an aesthetic appearance.
Gingivoplasty: It is a method applied to correct excessive gingival or asymmetrical alignment. A more aesthetic appearance is obtained with complementary prosthesis treatments (Lamina, Zirconium, etc.).
What should you expect?
Periodontists now use lasers to cut away excess gum tissue that can make your teeth look short and create a “gum smile.” This allows the procedure to be only about an hour with minimal pain, a short recovery time, and no stitches or bleeding. Local anesthetic is placed on the gums before the operation so that you do not feel any pain.
After the operation, you should take a break for a day or two. Limit your activities as much as possible. It will take a few weeks for your gums to heal, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home before you go to work. You can be back to work in a day or two.
Your dentist will give you some instructions to follow during the healing period. Make sure you take them seriously. These tips can help you reduce the discomfort associated with surgery.
Take pain relievers as prescribed by your dentist. Eat foods such as pasta, cottage cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and other soft foods. Avoid spicy or hard foods until your gums heal. Follow your dentist’s techniques for brushing teeth. How you brush your teeth can affect the healing process. Call your dentist for any complications, such as excessive bleeding or swelling.
Gum Aesthetics Treatment
What are the benefits of gum shaping?
With a very simple and easy touch, your smile changes instantly, that is, we make your teeth more visible while speaking and smiling. The patient will have a new, more aesthetic, bright, white and pleasant smile.
What are the benefits of pink aesthetics?
.Tooth loss is prevented.
.Tooth lengths are made proportional to other teeth.
.Dental infections are treated and their recurrence is prevented.
.In addition to aesthetic concerns, smile problems are also solved.
.The tissues that support the teeth regain their health.
Who are the right candidates for gum shaping?
When patients smile, their teeth appear smaller than they should be when too much gum is exposed. With “Gum Shaping”, we can make these teeth much larger than they are. In addition, patients with irregular gum lines are candidates for the procedure.
Is gum shaping operation painful?
During the operation, patients do not feel anything. It is done with local anesthesia. Gum surgeons check the gingival line evenly, removing excess gingiva and teeth growing sufficiently.
.Possible risks and side effects
.Increased sensitivity to hot and cold is common