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There are a number of factors to consider when judging an attractive smile. One factor is your gum-to-tooth ratio. Another is the cosmetic dentistrycolor, shape and size of each of the teeth that show when you smile. If you don't like the way your gums or teeth look, talk with a cosmetic dentist at Outlaw Dental in Winter Park, FL, about the benefits of cosmetic gum surgery and dental bonding.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
Some patients are born with very “gummy” smiles. This means that the gums are longer then the teeth and much more visible to others when they smile. Sometimes this is due to teeth that are too small and in other cases, it’s due to the gums growing over the teeth. The opposite problem can also occur—receding gums that show too much of the teeth. Cosmetic gum surgery allows your dentist to contour and reshape the gumline so that you have a more normal gum-to-tooth ratio.

Dental Bonding
Bonding is a simple cosmetic alternative to veneers or crowns. It allows your cosmetic dentist in Winter Park to bulk up and cover the surfaces of your teeth so that your smile looks whiter and fuller. The material used, composite resin is strong enough to last for five to seven years or longer. Best of all, this procedure can be done in one sitting and often only takes a matter of minutes.

Combining the Two...
Your cosmetic dentist can combine these two treatments (gum surgery and dental bonding) to give you an all-new smile. After your gums are contoured to improve the gum-to-tooth ratio, you can set another appointment for dental bonding in a few weeks. The combined benefits of these two cosmetic procedures will help you restore your confidence when smiling and talking in public in a relatively short period of time.

Two Steps to a Better Smile
Your smile is the first thing that people see when you meet, which is why it’s a good reason to make cosmetic dentistry a priority. Call Dr. James Outlaw, a cosmetic dentist in Winter Park, FL, today at (407) 671-6506 to schedule a consultation about cosmetic gum surgery and dental bonding.