LASER PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY
[ Cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance of your gums ]
We are the first and only Periodontics-Prosthodontics specialty practice in Manhattan to offer "bladeless" surgery with a laser that can perform procedures on both soft and hard tissue.
- Laser Gum Lift- For gummy smile
- Laser Gum Graft- For gum recession
- Laser Gum Depigmentation- Gum bleaching dark spots
Laser Gum Lift
A healthy and harmonious gum-line is essential for a beautiful smile as the gums are the frame around the teeth. A Gum Lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum-line. This procedure involves reshaping the tissue to create the appearance of longer and symmetrical teeth, thereby making the smile more aesthetically pleasing. Gum Lift is typically done to reduce excessively “gummy” smiles or to balance out an asymmetrical gum-line. Laser Periodontal Plastic Surgery is cosmetic surgery to enhance the appearance of your gums.
With WaterLase technology Dr. Zelig performs a virtually pain-free gum lifting procedures. The results are highly aesthetic since WaterLase allows for extreme precision and minimal amount of healing time.
Linda B. received a gum lift and porcelain veneers
After completing my "smile makeover" at Smile in the City, I needed to get some "smile therapy" so I could learn how to smile again after 20 years of covering my mouth while I laughed and smiled. I was nervous about getting started, but I am so glad I did this. Thank you Smile in the City, you changed my life! - Linda B.
Suzy received a gum lift and veneers
Before coming to Smile in the City, I felt very self-conscious about smiling. My teeth were too short and every time I would smile there would be a lot of gum showing. I was embarrassed and tried to hide it all the time. But my self-esteem changed drastically after I visited Dr. Zelig & Dr. Schmidt. They did a "gum lift" and placed porcelain veneers which gave me my smile and my self-assurance back. Now, my dating life is in full gear and it's all due to Smile in the City! - Suzy
Laser Gum Graft, for gum recession
Receding gums refer to a loss of gum tissue resulting in an exposure of the roots of the teeth. Gum recession is a common problem in adults over the age of 30, but may also occur starting with the teens. Gum recession can cause tooth sensitivity, impair dental aesthetics and in rare cases, can lead to tooth loss.
Our WaterLase technology allows Dr. Zelig to perform gum grafting procedures in minutes with virtually no bleeding of the operated site. Precise WaterLase energy sterilizes the area, dramatically reduces postoperative discomfort, and promotes faster healing.
Michelle had a gum graft to correct gum recession
Thank you so much for the amazing gum graft, Dr. Zelig. And thank you to the wonderful and friendly staff! - Michelle
Stephanie received a cosmetic gum graft for gum recession
I had gum recession on my bottom tooth that was slowly getting worse. Dr. Zelig did a painless gum graft that didn't require taking tissue from another part of my mouth. The procedure took about 20 minutes and I felt no discomfort during or after the procedure. The results were amazing and I gladly recommend Dr. Z to anyone who wants to correct gum recession. - Stephanie
Laser De-Pigmentation of Gums (Gum Bleaching)
Melanin hyper-pigmentation, or dark gums, is prevalent in certain individuals who have darker complexions. These dark spots can cause an undesirable appearance to otherwise healthy, pink gums.
Using Waterlase technology, Dr. Zelig can painlessly and accurately remove these areas of dark pigmentation. Laser treatment of dark gums can be done in as little as one office visit, with very quick healing time.
Simone received laser de-pigmentation on her gums
Dr. Zelig- You have changed my life and boosted my self esteem. Having dark gums disturbed me. I didn't like to smile because I was so self-conscious. Now I can smile and be proud. Thank you so much! - Simone