The right balance of gum tissue is an important part of our oral hygiene, but it also affects our physical appearance. Many people have either an excess of gum tissue. Other times, they have too little.
If you fall into one of those categories, then cosmetic gum contouring and grafting might be the perfect solution for you. It’s an innovative procedure offered at the Little Rock office of Samuel F. Jirik, D.D.S.
Benefits of Cosmetic Gum Contouring and Grafting
Cosmetic gum contouring and grafting offers benefits both aesthetic and medical to our patients in the Little Rock area.
Aesthetic improvements include a normalized gum line that results in a more uniform and radiant smile, along with enhancing the overall appearance of the teeth and gums.
But there are major health boosts as well. Gum contouring and grafting can reduce the risk of gingivitis, one of the most common dental conditions. The procedure also helps alleviate tooth sensitivity caused by gum recession, and protects exposed tooth roots, protecting them from decay and further gum recession.
Preventing Tooth Loss with Gum Grafts
We’ve also seen high success rates using gum grafts to restore coverage to exposed tooth roots. The grafted gum tissue seamlessly integrates into its new location, halting recession of the gums.
As many patients hear from their dentists, preventing tooth loss is all about protecting the gums, and gum grafts are a powerful tool for maintaining a healthy mouth.
Who is a Candidate for Gum Contouring and Grafting?
If you are experiencing excessive gingival display (gummy smile) or gum recession, you could be an ideal candidate for cosmetic gum contouring or gum graft procedures.
For patients in the Little Rock area, a consultation with Dr. Samuel F. Jirik will help determine the most suitable treatment option.
Find Out More About Gum Contouring and Grafting
Dr. Samuel F. Jirik, D.D.S. is a specialist in this procedure and can help you ascertain the best approach for improving your smile.
If you’re considering cosmetic gum contouring and grafting or have any questions about our services, schedule a consultation with Samuel F. Jirik, D.D.S., serving patients in Cabot, AR, and surrounding areas.
Take the first step toward the smile you’ve always wanted by contacting our practice today at (501) 843-9561.