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Removing Gum Tissue and Reshaping Teeth for Boise Cosmetic Dentistry: #2 of 4 Areas of Treatment

Boise cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just mean adding things to a patient’s teeth. There are at least two ways that our Boise dentists can remove something to give you a more charming and memorable smile.

Gingivectomy for Boise Teeth Cleaning and Dental Implants

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Whether for aesthetic purposes or for shaping around a new implant, a gingivectomy can remove excess gum tissue from around your front teeth for an even and attractive smile. For example, the gum tissue may heal unevenly around a new dental implant, requiring our Boise dentists to reshape the gum line for an even and appealing look. This reshaping of the gums also works incredibly well with veneers for people who would like to raise an especially low gum line. Our Boise dentists can use both veneers and a gingivectomy to broaden your smile.

A gingivectomy may also be needed for those suffering from severe gum disease. Our Boise dentists will need to remove the diseased gum tissue from between a patient’s teeth if this is the case. Whatever brings you to our dental office, a local anesthetic and ibuprofen in the days following is all that is required for this simple procedure.

Enameloplasty for Boise Cosmetic Dentistry

In some cases, our Boise dentists can avoid using dental crowns or bridges or a tooth veneer when restoring your smile. Instead, we may use the enameloplasty treatment option. With this, our Boise dentists reshape a tooth, removing any unnatural shapes, bulges, or waves. It can be most useful for Boise cosmetic dentistry needs like evening the bottom of uneven front teeth or for making teeth look young and less worn. Our Boise dentists can accomplish this look by rounding the corners of front teeth, a common practice used to make your teeth look younger.

Think you might be a good candidate for a gingivectomy or enameloplasty? Call our Boise office to set up a consultation appointment!