Gum correction

Gum correction in Albania is a popular procedure and our clinic is here to give you this golden opportunity to improve the appearance of your teeth. Our team of professionals will make sure to give you a bright and beautiful smile that will bring back your confidence.

Dr. Roland Zhuka is a well-known implantologist, specialized in advanced implantology in Rome, Italy. The doctor has also successfully completed other specializations in the US, Lisbon, and Berlin. All treatments can be done under Conscious sedation or total anesthesia since our dental clinic is located inside the best Private Hospital in the Balkans.

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A smile is a weapon, we think we all agree on that. That is why most people nowadays try to focus on fixing it and making it as attractive as possible. Along with veneers, dentures, and dental implants, people in the dentistry field have now found another solution to make you win back your confidence: gum correction.

We all know people’s teeth and gums are different from one another. Some gums are low, some are high and there are some in between of both.

However, if your confidence is low, we are here to change it. We have ways of reshaping your gums. Ways which consist of comfort, easiness, and painless treatments.

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What is gum correction?

Gum corrections are part of the safest surgical procedure in dentistry and they have a really low risk of infection. As per their name, they consist of fixing the gums and/ or reshaping them, giving them the “even” look. 

The initial examination is when a thorough plan is built by the dentist to help the results you have in mind. Our staff needs to understand precisely what parts of your smile need to be fixed and improved and which is the right treatment to achieve such results.

Gum correction treatments don’t cause any pain because they are executed under local anesthesia. Depending on your requirements, there exist several treatment options:

  • Gum graft: used to correct receding gums.
  • Gingival correction: used to correct asymmetric gums.
  • Gummy smile treatment: used to correct the “too much gum” appearance.
  • Stillmann Cleft treatment: used to correct damage or trauma of the gum.
  • Laser gum contouring: used to correct uneven gum lines.
  • Discolored gum treatment: used to correct unwanted discoloration of the gum.
  • Excessive gum growth: used to correct unwanted eminence of the gum (caused most of the time by medication)

What causes problems with the gums?

The way your gums (known in the dentistry world as gingivae) look and their health is highly dependent on factors like your genes, your oral hygiene, and your lifestyle. Gum issues like asymmetric gums, a gummy smile, or uneven gums are simply genetic. Modern and advanced cosmetic dentistry has made it possible for these issues to be corrected with minimally invasive treatment. Based on the cause of your condition and the diagnosis set by our dentists we can decide together on which gum correction is the best option for you.

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GUM GRAFT TREATMENT

What gum graft treatment can be used for is to treat receding gums. Tooth sensitivity isn’t the only medical issue gum recession can cause, it can also be aesthetically unpleasant. The most common complaints from patients included are that their teeth roots are highly exposed creating what is called “long in the tooth”, or the presence of “black triangles” in between the teeth, where interdental gum has disappeared, leaving large gaps.

These complaints don’t only have to do with the way teeth look but also with their functionality, food traps are one of the most usual problems. Knowing that gums can not regenerate themselves, surgical correction has been found to the new creation and solution to replace gum tissue that has been lost.

To correct gum recession there exist two methods:

Transplantation of tissue

This is the procedure during which the dentist removes the graft from the palate and introduces it into the gum or between the gums. The dentist could also decide on artificial grafts so they do not use a graft from your palate.

At the removal site, from where the graft is taken, remains a small open wound. However, this small wound quickly healed and the risk of infection is really low. When only connective tissues are used for the transplant, the wound on the palate can be sutured with residual gingiva.

The whole procedure is done under the influence of local anesthesia and even though it is a complex procedure, it only takes around 45 minutes to one hour to be done. 

After the procedure, you might have trouble brushing your teeth for four to six weeks, but it is something our staff will help you with by giving you instructions and advice.

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Stretching of tissue

If there is enough attached gingiva below the receding gum, the exposed tooth root can be covered without the need for a transplant from the palate to be removed. This is known as a “gum lift”.

The first step of the procedure is where a part of the gum tissue is split from the underlying bone. Afterward, the tissue is gently pulled upwards towards the enamel margin of the tooth and fixed there. Special little cuts take the tension off the gum flap. The newly placed gums are then fixed with stitches so they can have space to heal. The procedure is a painless one, considering it is done under local anesthesia.

About Dr. Roland Zhuka

Dr. Roland Zhuka is a well-known implantologist, specialized in advanced implantology in Rome, Italy. The doctor has also successfully completed other specializations in the US, Lisbon, and Berlin,

GUMMY SMILE TREATMENT

A smile is called gummy when too much visible is visible to the high muscle pull. For your smile to be the perfect one, it is a must to have all factors that dictate it following one another. The factors that dictate a beautiful smile are your teeth, your gums, lips, and jaws. If the condition of a gummy smile is genetic then it is impossible to prevent it, but there exist ways to correct it.

Gummy smiles come as a result of many reasons like a genetically small upper lip, teeth too small compared to the gum due to wear or genetics, enlarged gums, overgrown upper jaw, or when teeth may not be fully erupted and remain partially covered by gum tissue.

The right treatment for a gummy smile depends entirely on what is causing it:

  • Jaws and teeth: fixable with braces or invisible braces to shift the bite back into the correct position and make the gums look less “visible”.
  • Severe jaw protrusion: the solution is orthognathic surgery, where an oral surgeon re-contours the upper jaw size and moves it into its ideal position.
  • Teeth too short: veneers, fillings, or crowns: can make the teeth appear longer.
  • Too much gum tissue: gum reshaping and removing a little bit of the gums is the right solution. Another way is the lengthening procedure which involves bone contouring and gum tissue removal to expose more teeth and let the gums go back to their correct position.
  • Short of the hyperactive upper lip: lip repositioning surgery followed by orthodontic treatment could be a good solution.
  • Hypermobile upper lip: botox is used more commonly due to its low price compared to surgery. It is to be noted however that the results are temporary and last only three to four months.

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STILLMANN CLEFT

Stillmann Cleft means gum loss which is caused by a mechanic or traumatic injuries. Your gums may have been hurt by brushing too hard and causing receding gums. In these cases, your dentist recommends a treatment plan that involves two gum grafts to solve the problem.

The first graft is the one that establishes the damaged tissue, whilst the second graft is concentrated on raising a small flap in the palatal side of the upper jaw and removing a small part of the underlying tissue known as the connective tissue graft.

These are small procedures that will fix the situation going on and will prevent gums from any further disease or recession. 

UNSTABLE GUMS

The upper part of the gums next to the neck of the tooth is used massively during chewing and it is attached to the underlying bone and the tooth. Grinding your teeth or accidents and traumas might lead to the loss of these tissues, especially around dental implants. Consequently, bacteria might enter through the gum and cause inflammation and gum diseases.

To fix the gum a flap is lifted in the upper jaw and afterward, a bit of the skin is removed and transplanted to the lower jaw. Due to the procedure being done fully under local anesthesia the pain is close to zero.

LASER GUM CONTOURING

There are different reasons why a person can feel self-conscious about his/her smile. Sometimes the reason is as small as a slightly uneven gumline. Gum reshaping can be used to correct that: using gingivectomy or laser gum contouring under local anesthesia. Gum reshaping is one of the safest procedures and has a remarkably low risk of infection.

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DISCOLORED GUMS

In some cases, the filling material used to fill dental roots diffuses into the soft tissue and colors the teeth giving them a silver/ grey color. Thanks to a small surgical procedure, the discolored tissue can be removed and a graft from the roof of the mouth (palate) can replace the missing tissue.

EXCESSIVE GUM GROWTH

Excessive gum growth is mainly caused by medication. The following are some of the medications that cause medication-induced gum:

  • Phenytoin
  • Sodium valproate
  • Phenobarbitone
  • Vigabatrin
  • Mephenytoin

The most effective treatment in such cases is the withdrawal and substitution of the medication. When this type of treatment is done and the body is revoked of these medications, it takes from one to eight weeks for the gum to resolve back to its original condition.

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Frequently asked Questions

Complications due to gum correction are quite minimal, however, they still exist:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Infection

There are even cases when the graft tissue might not attach to the graft site properly. Though a very rare case, when it happens it requires repeated surgery as a solution.

After the surgery, you might have a risk of infection, which has the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding: that continues for over 20 minutes.
  • Unexpected pain, swelling, and bruising: that cannot be slowed down with simple painkillers.
  • Fever and pus.

We hear you loud and clear. Following your wants and needs, we give you an image of what your gums will look like after the procedure. Additionally, we show you pictures of other cases before you that might have been similar. Nonetheless, please do keep in mind that not every patient is the same, and the results aren’t always the same either.

We think you should choose us because we are, for one, one of the best clinics in Tirana, Albania. Our staff is full of specialists, dentists, and orthodontists that will give you the right solution to every problem you have. We make sure to hear every word you say in our first discussion so we can give you the results you have in mind.

Our years of experience and training have taught us everything about dentistry services and we know just what to offer you under your conditions.

Our previous patients have taught us just how important feeling comfortable and at ease is for them. 

We are here anytime for you to give us a call and schedule an appointment so we can have a live conversation on what works best for you and give you actual proof of what we have done through the years.

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