Lots of people think that teeth are the most important element of a beautiful smile. However the gum or gingival tissue is just as important, if not more so, when it comes to a lovely smile and overall dental health. Currently with all kinds of advances in periodontics -- a specialty of cosmetic dentistry -- the pretty pink gum tissue can be corrected to frame those nice teeth perfectly.
Periodontics is an area of expertise that deals with treatment of the gum and bone supporting the teeth. Cosmetic gum surgery procedures have been in development for yeas and the specialists can apply newer, better, and more gentle techniques to obtain ideal results with minimum impact on the patient.
The size, shape, integrity and health of gum tissue greatly influence the aesthetic appearance of the size and shape of even the most perfect teeth. Too much gum tissue can lead to teeth that look short and stubby while too little gum tissue can lead to exposure of root surfaces teeth that look way too long. Naturally if gum tissue is uneven or asymmetrical this may result in uneven and asymmetrical looking teeth. It is true that without healthy beautiful gum tissue even a dental treatment like whitening or porcelain veneers can make a smile beautiful.
Cosmetic gum surgery usually corrects what is known by ”gummy” smile by lifting the gums above your teeth to make them appear longer. Similarly, gums can be extended over your teeth to correct the appearance of long teeth.
Besides cosmetic look of your gums, you may need to pay attention to them because of gum tendency to become infected and diseased. Your gums are like a blanket of soft tissue that protects the underlying bone. The function of the gum is to act as a protective layer for the teeth as well as the roots of the teeth, and the bone that supports them. You have to have at least a minimum of a gum tissue in order to avoid vulnerability to chronic redness, sometimes bleeding and progressive periodontal disease.
Typically, gum disease can occur when patients are ineffective in their daily hygienic care of flossing and brushing, or when they do not make regular visits to their doctors. Have you thought about the fact that we produce bacteria in our mouth twenty-four hours a day? For example, plaque is the primary harbor for bacteria that hides in small spaces between teeth. This is why flossing is critically important in the fight against harmful bacteria that not only creates tooth decay but also gum disease.
Dentists in Beverly Hills, CA
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