For patients who wish to have less “gummy” smile, Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S. offers their own trademarked procedure called Gumoflage. A “gummy” smile occurs when the teeth appear short because they are covered with too much gum tissue.
During the Gumoflage procedure, Dr. Rozenberg will make an incision on the inside of the upper lip in order to reposition it so that the patient can no longer pull the lip up to expose the gums. By preventing the lip from excessively stretching upward during a smile, patients will have a less “gummy” smile with an upper lip that appears fuller. Patients will be on their way to a more confident smile without a surgery that cuts into the tooth structure or the tissue surrounding the tooth.
There may be some tenderness following the Gumoflage procedure, but this will resolve within a few days. Patients will be able to talk following the procedure and recovery time is fairly short.
Classical elements of a beautiful smile, such as the alignment and shade of teeth, certainly play a pivotal role in the brilliance of your smile, but no matter how straight and white your teeth appear, your pearly whites can suffer without also having healthy gums. Without regular flossing to stimulate the gums and remove food particles from between teeth, gums may begin to recede. Patients who develop dental bone loss, periodontal disease, or cavitation after a tooth extraction may also suffer from receding gums. Dr. Lana Rozenberg offers Gum Gap Restoration in NYC to fill the space a receded gum can create between teeth and produce a more evenly-spaced smile.
When gum recession occurs, it can create the illusion of a blackened or missing tooth. Gum Gap Restoration is a simple, non-invasive, in-office procedure which uses Restylane® to restore gum volume between teeth. Restylane® is a hyaluronic, acid-based dermal filler commonly used to restore the youthful appearance to facial features. Instead of injecting Restylane® into the cheeks to smooth nasolabial folds or the forehead to ease frown lines between the brows, Restylane® is injected directly into the gums during Gum Gap Restoration, providing immediate results.
Although Gum Gap Restoration is not permanent, results are immediate, non-invasive, and do not require an extended downtime. Gum recession can be a health concern if the roots of your teeth are exposed, but if gums only recede between teeth, your cosmetic appearance may be the largest concern. Speak to Dr. Lana Rozenberg during a personal consultation to discover if your gum recession can be treated with Gum Gap Restoration in New York.
FAQs About Gum Gap Restoration
How is Gum Gap Restoration different from traditional gum treatments for receding gums?
Unlike traditional treatments for receding gums, Gum Gap Restoration does not involve stitches, sutures, or an extended downtime. Gum grafting, the most common treatment for restoring receding gums, is permanent and can reduce the sensitivity caused by this condition when the tooth’s roots are exposed. Gum grafting, however, involves a surgical procedure and an extended downtime in which patients are confined to a soft foods diet for at least two weeks. Gum Gap Restoration, on the other hand, allows for immediate results using a non-invasive, dermal filler treatment.
Why are my gums receding?Gums may begin receding for a number of reasons, the most common of which is dental bone loss. When bone loss occurs, gum loss shortly follows. Dental bone loss may be caused by a severe infection involving the nerves in the tooth’s roots. This may present itself as an abscessed tooth, periodontitis, or cavitation after a tooth extraction. Once the bone loss is treated, however, the illusion of a blackened or missing tooth may remain without some form of treatment, such as gum grafting or Gum Gap Restoration.
How often should I schedule appointments to maintain my Gum Gap Restoration results?Everyone’s Gum Gap Restoration, results will need to be maintained, but the time between appointments varies on an individual basis. Patients can expect to schedule appointments approximately 6 to 9 months between Gum Gap Restoration, treatments. Without appointments to maintain gum gap restoration, results will simply fade over time until the gum is fully receded to its originally gapped position before treatment.