Pink-colored gums are considered the ideal appearance for a healthy smile. Just like white teeth, gum tissue color can impact the aesthetics of your smile. Some people have dark spots or patches on their gums. While this does not indicate unhealthy gums, it may be undesirable for some people. A procedure called gum bleaching or gum depigmentation can be used to restore pink gum tissue for cosmetic purposes. Our dental team at Creative Dentistry & Medspa offers cosmetic gum bleaching with our general dentistry treatments at our dental office in Sandy Springs, GA.
Gum Depigmentation Treatment
Dark spots and patches on the gums can make some people self-conscious of their smile. Just like cosmetic teeth issues, some people with darker gums may hide their teeth and gums by smiling with closed lips and avoid social interactions. Dark gums are not a medical concern, it is usually only caused by excess melanin in the gum tissue. Lightening the gum tissue is considered a cosmetic procedure as darker color does not impact health. While this treatment is often called gum bleaching, no bleaching or whitening agents are used on the gum tissue.
Gum depigmentation treatment is similar to skin microdermabrasion or exfoliation techniques to remove skin discolorations. Our dental team can used specialized tools to remove the top tissue and darker pigmented spots on the gums to reveal the natural pink or lighter tissue underneath. We use safe and effective methods that will achieve the desired effect without damaging the gums.
If you are looking for gum bleaching or other cosmetic dental treatments in Sandy Springs, come see us at Creative Dentistry & Medspa. We offer a wide selection of cosmetic options for improving the appearance of your teeth and gums to give you a beautiful smile and improved self-confidence. To learn more about gum depigmentation, contact us at our office in Sandy Springs.