Getting a gum lift is one of the many ways to get a more beautiful smile. However, it’s important to note that this procedure is useful for some people and not others. It’s also a delicate procedure that requires your dentist to be precise even before starting it. If you are keen on getting a smile makeover, always take the time to find out more about the dentists around your neighborhood and their capabilities regarding this operation. In addition to that, you can also get a lot of information about the dentist and their capability by simply talking to them about what you want. Some of the elements of this procedure that you should go through include:
Having a Conversation About Your Expectations
Before any gum lift procedure is started, a good dentist will first take the time to talk to the client about what their expectations are. This allows the dentist to figure out the best way to approach the gum lift, and also offers insight into whether it will be feasible or not. An important aspect of working with professionals is that they will always be frank with you. If it turns out that a gum lift will not benefit you much, they will tell you this and offer other procedures that can be done to get you the most beautiful smile possible while keeping your expectations in mind.
Part of this preliminary may involve taking a picture of your current smile, and then manipulating it so that you can see what the possibilities are regarding gum lifts. This includes different ways the procedure can be carried out and the results. Current technology makes this relatively easy to do, so you can have an easier time making up your mind on how you need the gum lift done.
You Will Be Given a Walkthrough of the Process
Once you and your dentist have come to a consensus, they will explain how a gum lift is done, and how they will approach your individual case. This is where you should feel free to pose as many questions as you need, such as whether the results will be long lasting or not. During this process, they will also give you information about the potential risks, how they are going to mitigate these risks and what you will be expected to do after the gum lift. It’s important to pay attention to all this information since it will help you maintain your beautiful smile afterwards. Pain is an issue that many dentists will try to avoid both during and after the procedure, usually by using a combination of drugs.
The Actual Gum Lift Process
The actual gum lift is usually slated for a particular date and time, rather than being done on the same day as your initial consultation. This is so as to give the dentist enough time to perform this delicate procedure, and to make minor corrections when needed.
Dr Alex Rubinov has years of experience as one of New York’s top cosmetic dentists. We also offer a wide range of other dental services including Invisalign braces, other smile makeover procedures and general dentistry. Contact us at (718) high 253-0800 for an appointment.