Smile Missoula

Andrew C. Althauser, DDS
Ste C, 237 SW Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59803-1485
(406) 721-2830
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
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Gum Lift

Healthy pink gum tissue compliments and frames the teeth. Gum tissue that is red, swollen, or uneven detracts from teeth that are otherwise healthy. Our first order of business is to get the gums into a healthy state. Dr. Olsen and his highly trained hygiene team will restore the gums to a perfectly healthy state.

Once the gum tissue is healthy and pink, we will cosmetically evaluate the gumline for the proper contours of tissue. A common problem is unsymmetrical gum tissue, which makes the teeth appear to be of different lengths. Dr. Olsen is often able to perform minimal contouring of the gum tissue to a more esthetically balanced appearance. This procedure is called a gum lift. Generally, gum tissue heals quickly with little discomfort.

The cosmetic gum lift is a remarkably simple cosmetic procedure that can make a tremendous difference to one’s smile. Contact Smile Missoula to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.