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Gingival Aesthetics

Gingival Aesthetics is one of the oral treatments to have a more beautiful and impressive smile and have a healthy tooth and gum structure. Defects such as gingival recession and gingival asymmetry are eliminated and as a result, it is aimed to obtain a normal teeth-gum appearance.

Thanks to the developments in the field of aesthetic dentistry, it has become possible to make the gums look more aesthetic.


Getting to Know Gingival Aesthetics


Gingival aesthetics, also known as gingivoplasty and pink aesthetics, stands out as an application that beautifies the appearance of the mouth and face.

Teeth and gingiva (in a more general sense, intraoral) should be evaluated with a holistic approach. It should be aimed to reach a healthy gingival structure before anything else. It should be aimed to reach a healthy gingival structure before the aesthetic appearance. Regular oral care should be done. If the patient is faced with problems such as decayed teeth and broken teeth, their treatment should be done without delay. The patient should go to control appointments.

The mouth, which is one of the most striking parts of the face, brings with it physical and psychological advantages if it is healthy and has an aesthetic appearance. Choosing an experienced dentist can have a decisive role in the quality of the results. In this respect, the patient should do good research about the clinic, hospital, and doctor.


Procedures of Gum Aesthetics


Gingival aesthetics are performed to treat gingival defects and to correct the structure that does not comply with the standard and aesthetic gingival patterns. The content of the treatment is broad. It can include many steps and applications from treating gingival recession to correcting asymmetrical disorder and removing tooth discoloration. The following methods are commonly used in this dental treatment:


  • Tissue regeneration is performed with the regenerative method: If there is deterioration, irritation, and anomaly in the tissues, they are treated. Basically, supporting tissues are formed. Bone powders and bone grafts called osseous membranes are placed so that the relevant area is protected.


  • Excess sections associated with gingival enlargement are removed: Gingival enlargement, also called gingival hyperplasia, occurs when the gingival tissue grows more than it should. These excess tissues are removed with gingival aesthetics, and then gingival contouring is performed, and finally, the operation section gains an aesthetic appearance.


  • Gum asymmetry is repaired: Gum symmetry affects speech ability, mouth appearance, and tooth alignment. Asymmetrical gingiva is corrected with pink aesthetic treatment. Tooth crowning can be applied in the ongoing process. Aesthetic results are obtained with procedures such as porcelain veneer and zirconium crowns.


  • Crown lengthening procedure is performed: Crown lengthening, which is one of the Gummy Smile treatments, has attracted more and more attention. In this treatment, the excess gum tissue is removed and the part above the gum line is lengthened. In excess gingival anomaly, the exposed gingiva is more than 3 mm on average. Soft tissue or relevant bone can be removed during the treatment process. Thus, when the person smiles, the gums become less visible and the teeth become more visible than before.


Treatment Process in Gum Aesthetics


As with all dental treatments, consultation between the patient and the doctor is made. The patient shares his/her complaints and talks about expectations. The patient's mouth is examined by the dentist.

  • The patient's history of dental disease and current health status are examined.
  • It is ensured that the patient receives the necessary information about the treatment process. Before and after gingival treatment and the operation process are explained in detail.
  • The drugs used by the patient are learned. If there are medical drugs that prevent treatment, it may be necessary to stop using them for a while or to substitute them with the knowledge of the doctor.
  • Apart from gingival aesthetics, it is clarified whether there will be a preliminary and essential dental treatment, such as rotten tooth treatment, tooth filling, or root canal treatment.

After the pre-operative process, dental health and gingival aesthetic procedures can be applied. The content of the treatment varies according to the patient's complaints and wishes.


Gum Aesthetics Healing Process


Gum aesthetics are mostly performed using laser technology. One advantage of laser application is that bleeding does not occur in the treated area and surrounding areas. The absence of bleeding accelerates the healing process of gingival aesthetics.

The procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia. The type of anesthesia to be applied may change with the patient's request and the approval of the doctor and anesthetist. During the aesthetic operation, the patient does not feel any pain, as the relevant area is anesthetized with the drug. Pain that may occur after the effect of anesthesia wears off can also be relieved with painkillers. Your doctor may prescribe you the medicines.

Gingival aesthetics recovery time will also change according to the type of treatment, the number of procedures, the health status of the person, and the quality of oral care. However, on average, full recovery will be achieved within 1-2 weeks.

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