Cosmetic Dentistry​

Improving the appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery in Calgary, AB

Your gums affect your smile

Life’s too short to hide one of your most identifiable characteristics – your smile! There are many things that can stand in the way of you feeling completely confident in your smile. Whether it’s poor gum health, tooth loss,  or a gummy smile holding you back – you deserve to smile with ease and confidence.

When you book a consultation with Dr. Gibson, he will offer solutions to help you achieve a stunning smile and improve your periodontal health.

Scroll down to see common cosmetic concerns and how we can address them.

Gummy Smiles and Short Teeth

Many patients visit us with concerns about “gummy” smile or “short” teeth as seen in this photo. Usually, the teeth are actually the proper length, but they’re covered with too much gum tissue.

To correct this, Dr. Gibson performs a procedure where excess gum tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth to even out your gum line or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.

Before and After
Teeth and gums before crown lengthening treatmentTeeth and gums after crown lengthening treatment

Note: Photos are for illustration only. Individual results may vary.

Gum Recession Can Affect the Appearance of Your Smile as Well

The opposite can be true when there is progressive gum recession around the teeth, exposing the roots. Not only can this make your teeth look long and age your smile, but the exposure of the roots can give a yellowish appearance to your teeth near the gums. Good daily oral care and regular professional cleanings can go a long way in preventing gum recession. However, if you’re already affected by gum recession, we can help.

Before and After

Teeth and gums before gum graft procedureTeeth and gums after gum graft procedure

Note: Photos are for illustration only. Individual results may vary.

Gum Grafts Can Help Stop and Reverse Gum Recession​

One of the ways in which gum recession can be addressed is with a gum graft. Gum grafts are used to cover exposed roots and to create a thicker, stronger gum tissue around your teeth. Reversing gum recession covers the roots of the teeth so that they no longer look excessively long. This procedure can be done on one tooth, multiple teeth, or even the entire gum line. Learn more about gum grafts in Calgary.

Gum graft illustration

Missing Teeth

Not only can a missing tooth affect your ability to bite and chew food, but it can affect the look of your smile and your face shape. Dental implants are a great tooth replacement option that look and feel like your own teeth. Learn more about dental implants in Calgary.

Before and After

Mouth with missing tooth before implant procedureMouth after dental implant placed

Note: Photos are for illustration only. Individual results may vary.

Man being matched for veneer colour

Crowns and Veneers​

If you’re considering crowns or veneers on your front teeth, it’s always a good idea to make sure the gums are symmetrical. If one tooth is too long, a gum graft can even out the gum line making your new crowns or veneers look even better.

Trust Your Smile Transormation With a Gum Surgery Specialist

As a periodontist, Dr. Gibson is a gum surgery specialist with years of training and experience manipulating gum tissue to alter your smile’s appearance. 

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