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Gum Contouring: A Viable Solution to Gum Issues

Gum Contouring: A Viable Solution to Gum Issues

How often do you think of your gums? Probably not that often and definitely not as often as your teeth. But the truth is, your gums are a foundation of your oral health. Issues like gum recession and periodontitis can affect the gums and cause loss of teeth. Which is why gum health is essential.

Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is pleased to offer options to enhance, repair and reshape the gums. Keep reading for more about your options when it comes to gum contouring.

Gum contouring in Michigan

Gum contouring is a dental treatment that can change the gum shape. This can be used to remove excessive gum tissues, which give way to what’s known as a “gummy” smile. On the other hand, it can also restore receding tissue that results in too much tooth exposed.

Receding gums can be caused by a myriad of factors, including brushing too hard, poor oral care, periodontal disease, genetics and even hormonal changes. This can occur over time, gradually, and one of the first signs is sensitivity. Other signs include the tooth looking longer than usual as well as a bump that you can feel on the gum line.

Some patients who see Dr. Milan are unsatisfied with the look of their uneven gums and others are suffering with periodontal disease. This, too, can be addressed with gum contouring.

Your options

If your gums are in need of care, Dr. Milan can help.

Soft tissue grafting is one such way to restore your gumline. This treatment utilizes a bio-compatible material that is secured to the gum area in order to help protect the surface of the tooth. The result is restored symmetry to your gums and alleviation of a toothy-looking smile. To correct a smile that looks “gummy,” the gum tissue or even part of bone can be removed.

Further, Dr. Milan is one of few dentists who specialize in the Pinhole Surgical Technique for gums. Read more about this elite treatment here.

All treatments are performed with the most advanced dental tools and techniques and under local or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. A consultation will determine which solution is right for you.

Your southeast Michigan dentist

As an esteemed dentist in metro Detroit, Dr. Mitchell Milan is the go-to not only for gum contouring but preventative, restorative and advanced dentistry. With a lengthy list of patients over his 20-year career, Dr. Milan is trusted and skilled. Furthermore, his compassionate nature is what puts his patients at ease with each visit.

Combining both the science and the art of dentistry in all of his work, Dr. Milan’s unmatched dental care is why patients come to him not only locally but from out of town and out of state. His work is known far and wide and when it comes to your teeth, gums and oral health, you’re in the best hands when you choose Dr. Milan.

Contact our office for more information now!