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Gum Flap Surgery

Gum flap surgery, also known as gingival surgery, is a procedure in which the gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily to allow a dentist to reach the root of the tooth as well as the bone.

It is a leading method for treating and repairing periodontal pockets, which are areas below the gum line where the gum tissue has detached from the teeth. This results in the inability to clean the area properly and therefore harmful bacteria grows rapidly. This bacteria causes:

  • Inflammation of the gum tissues
  • Sensitivity, bleeding, and pain
  • Gum disease
  • Loss of tooth-supporting bone structure
  • Systemic problems that impact your whole body

Gum flap surgery cleans plaque and removes calculus from the root and also treats gum disease (periodontitis). While it isn’t a cure for gum disease, it does help create an environment that is more conducive to maintaining your overall periodontal health.

This Is What Happens When You Have Gum Flap Surgery

To start, the periodontist numbs the area with a local anesthetic.  Next, the doctor will use a scalpel to separate the gums from the teeth. Then they will lift or fold the gums back in the form of a flap.

This process gives the periodontist direct access to the roots and bones that are supporting the teeth.

Once the area is exposed, the dentist

  • Removes inflamed tissues from between the teeth and holes in the bone
  • Cleans plaque and tartar using a procedure called scaling and root planing
  • Eliminates bone defects with a procedure called osseous recontouring

After the procedure is finished, the doctor will place the gums back against the teeth and stitch them to anchor them in place. Depending on the stitches used, you may or may not have to have them removed a week after surgery. Often, a dressing covers the surgical site to protect it.

You may experience mild to moderate discomfort after surgery, for which your dentist may prescribe or suggest an over the counter pain reliever. Swelling is also common and they may suggest that you apply an ice pack to the outside of your face to minimize the effect.

Post procedure care is vital to your recovery and includes:

  • Keeping your mouth as clean as possible
  • Gently brushing and flossing the rest of your mouth
  • Using a toothbrush to gently remove plaque from the teeth of the surgical site (if a dressing is not covering the area)
  • Using an antimicrobial mouth rinse to kill bacteria and help the healing process
  • Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection
  • Follow up reexamine with your periodontist 7 to 10 days post surgery

Unfortunately, your gums in the surgery site are more likely to recede over time. Also, the teeth that were treated may become more sensitive to hot and cold and more likely to develop cavities in the roots.

If you addressed your underlying oral medical conditions and still aren’t satisfied with the appearance of your smile… then you have come to the right place.

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. We ship all of the materials you need to start the process directly to your home or office.

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at Press On Veneers, BILVeneers, and IncrediBIL Veneers from BrighterImageLab.com.

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Periodontal surgery exposed

While some people think that “the more you know, the less you need to say” (Jim Rohn)…

This is certainly not the case when it comes to your oral health

The MORE you know about the state of your oral health, the MORE you need to speak up and tell your dentist about any issues or concerns you have.

Because the dismal reality is that if you don’t say anything, these problems WILL progress and potentially develop into diseases. Furthermore, you may need to have periodontal surgery.

Here’s what YOU need to know!

What Is Periodontal Surgery?

To get started, let’s first take a look at the definition of periodontal:

PERIODONTALRelating to or affecting the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth

Therefore, periodontal surgery refers to any surgery that focuses on the structures surrounding the teeth, such as your gums or bones.

Types of Periodontal Surgery

If you have developed gum disease, receding gum lines, or other issues with your gums, your periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery to treat and fix these issues.

There are a variety of procedures available depending on what your treatment plan requires:

Pocket ReductionAlso known as gingival flap surgery.

The surgeon folds back the gums and removes bacteria.

The gum tissue is then secured against your teeth (instead of letting it grow back itself)
Crown LengtheningAlso known as gingivectomy.

Gum tissue overgrowth is removed from your teeth.

Makes teeth appear longer.

Used for cosmetic effects a s well as to treat gum disease.
RegenerationThe periodontist folds back the gums and removes bacteria that causes diseases.

Bone grafts, tissue-stimulating proteins, or
membranes are then inserted to encourage gum
tissue regeneration.

The aim is to get the gums to fit securely around your teeth again.
Soft Tissue GraftAlso know an gingivoplasty.

Gum tissue is taken from elsewhere in your mouth
and attached to your gums.

Replaces gum tissue that has receded or damaged by gum disease.

Used for cosmetic purposes and improves the
appearance of your teeth.

Also treats gum disease because it covers exposed
roots


If you are unsure if you are a candidate for gum surgery or which type of gum surgery is best for you, a thorough examination by your dentist can determine what you need.

Cost of Periodontal Surgery

Depending on the severity of your disease and the type of procedure required, the cost of gum surgery varies GREATLY.

With prices between $500 to $10,000 and more, many insurance companies will cover at least part of the gum surgery cost. While these prices may seem shocking, delaying treatment can lead to more expensive and complex procedures in the future.

The main factors that affect costs are:

  • The location of your dentist.
  • The technology used in your procedure.
  • The type of treatment required.
  • The type of dental insurance you have.

With these factors in mind, here are the approximate costs for gum surgery:

Gingival flap surgeryTypically costs between $1000 and $3000 without insurance
GingivectomyAbout $200 to $400 per tooth
GingivoplastyAround  $600 to $1,200 per procedure

If your full mouth needs periodontal treatment and will require a variety of treatments, the total cost can average $4,000 to $6,000. However, if the damage is extensive it can cost you anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000.

If you have addressed your underlying oral health issues but still aren’t satisfied with the appearance of your teeth…. LISTEN UP (and keep reading)!

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. All of the materials you need to get started are delivered directly to your house.

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BrighterImageLab.com.

Fix Your Smile Today - Learn More
Gum surgery cost - you can't afford not to read this!

You can choose ONE (and only one) of the following:

Sitting on a tropical beach and soaking up the sun…

Putting a down payment on a new car…

OR having gum surgery.

Which would you choose?

We are willing to bet that gum surgery is definitely last on the list! However, should you or someone in your family requires gum surgery, you may need to kiss that vacation or new car goodbye

Let’s dive into the details about what gum surgery actually is… and if you can afford its astonishing costs.

What Is Gum Surgery?

Gum surgery may be required for people who develop periodontal disease, which is a bacterial infection that infects the gum tissue and causes inflammation, swelling, redness, and loss of bone around the teeth

The shocking truth is that 80 percent of adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease (as reported by The National Institute of Health)!!!

Periodontal disease starts when bacteria in your mouth collects in your mouth, attaches to your teeth, and then grows. This growth forms a biofilm that is commonly referred to as dental plaque.

When plaque is left on your teeth, it causes the nearby gum tissue to become irritated and inflamed. As a result, you may develop gingivitis, which is an early form of gum disease but can turn into a serious form of gum disease if left untreated.

If you have developed gum disease, receding gum lines, or other issues with your gums, your dentist may recommend surgery to treat and fix these issues, such as:

gingival flap surgeryregeneration
gingivectomygingivoplasty

Now that you know what gum surgery IS (and who may need it),  let’s take a closer look at what it will cost you.

What Does Gum Surgery Cost?

Depending on the severity of your disease and the type of procedure required, the cost of gum surgery varies GREATLY.

With prices between $500 to $10,000 and more, many insurance companies will cover at least part of the gum surgery cost. While these prices may seem shocking, delaying treatment can lead to more expensive and complex procedures in the future.

The main factors that affect gum surgery cost are

  • The location of your dentist.
  • The technology used in your procedure.
  • The type of treatment required.
  • The type of dental insurance you have.

With these factors in mind, here are the approximate costs for gum surgery:

Gingival flap surgeryTypically costs between $1,000 and $3,000 without insurance
GingivectomyAbout $200 to $400 per tooth
GingivoplastyAround  $600 to $1,200 per procedure

If your full mouth needs periodontal treatment and will require a variety of treatments, the total cost can average $4,000 to $6,000. However, if the damage is extensive it can cost you anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000.

If you have addressed your underlying oral health issues but still aren’t satisfied with the appearance of your teeth…. LISTEN UP (and keep reading)!

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great alternative to gum surgery:

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. All of the materials you need to get started are delivered directly to your house.

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BrighterImageLab.com.

Finance Your Smile - Learn More
Gum Surgery - What you don't know will hurt you!

Guess what?

You DON’T have to brush your teeth…

Just the ones you want to keep!

When it comes to maintaining supreme oral health, brushing and flossing on the daily is a no brainer. The scary truth is that when you don’t make oral health a priority, it opens the door for a slew of problems and diseases.

These issues may require you to need to have gum surgery – and that is certainly not something to smile about.

Will you need gum surgery?

You’re about to find out!

Who Needs Gum Surgery?

Gum surgery may be required for people who develop periodontal disease, which is a bacterial infection that infects the gum tissue and causes:

inflammationredness
swellingloss of bone around the teeth

The shocking truth is that 80 percent of adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease (as reported by The National Institute of Health)!

Periodontal disease starts when bacteria collects in your mouth, attaches to your teeth, and then grows… and grows… and GROWS. This growth forms a biofilm that is commonly referred to as dental plaque.

When plaque is left on your teeth, it causes the nearby gum tissue to become irritated and inflamed. As a result, you may develop gingivitis, which is an early form of gum disease but can turn into a serious form of gum disease if left untreated.

To keep your teeth healthy and safe from gum disease, it is vital that you fight this bacteria by flossing and brushing at least twice daily. This cleans the teeth and stops plaque from forming at the gum line of your teeth.

On the other hand, when proper oral hygiene is NOT practiced, gingivitis will progress and your gum tissue will become more inflamed. You may also notice bleeding and “pockets” developing in your gums, which allows periodontal disease to develop.

Does Gum Surgery Cause Pain?

After gum surgery, many people have mild to moderate pain. This pain can easily be managed with pain relievers you can get at your local store.

If swelling occurs, ice can be gently applied to the area. Sometimes, the dentist may prescribe antibiotics to minimize the risk of any infection from developing.

It is expected that the gums will be sensitive following gum surgery. However, if excessive bleeding or swelling occurs, it is best to immediately contact your dentist with any problems.

Types of Gum Surgery

If you have developed gum disease, receding gum lines, or other issues with your gums, your dentist may recommend surgery to treat and fix these issues.

There are a variety of procedures available depending on what your treatment plan requires:

Pocket ReductionAlso known as gingival flap surgery.

The surgeon folds back the gums and removes bacteria.

The gum tissue is then secured against your teeth (instead of letting it grow back itself)
Crown LengtheningAlso known as gingivectomy.

Gum tissue overgrowth is removed from your teeth.

Makes teeth appear longer.

Used for cosmetic effects as well as to treat gum disease.
RegenerationThe periodontist folds back the gums and removes bacteria that causes diseases.

Bone grafts, tissue-stimulating proteins, or membranes are then inserted to encourage gum tissue regeneration.

The aim it to get the gums to fit securely around your teeth again.
Soft Tissue GraftAlso known as gingivoplasty.

Gum tissue is taken from elsewhere in your mouth and attached to your gums.

Replaces gum tissue that has receded or damaged by gum disease.

Used for cosmetic purposes and improves the appearance of your teeth.

Also treats gum disease because it covers exposed roots

If you are unsure if you need gum surgery or which type of gum surgery is best for you, a thorough examination by your dentist can determine what you need.

Depending on how advanced your gum issues are, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist, who is a doctor that specializes in treating gum disease.

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. We ship all of the materials you need to start directly to your house.

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BrighterImageLab.com.

Fix Your Smile Today - Learn More
The Downside of Gingivoplasty

When you want to enhance the look of your “gummy” smile, dentist offices will often offer a procedure called gingivoplasty.

When you have a less than stellar smile, such as a “gummy” smile, it can really stunt your confidence and hold back from spreading the cheer

As the MOST recognized facial expression, your smile matters.

No only does smiling make you happier, but it also spreads good vibes to others.

Luckily, there is a way to take back your smile and get a glowing grin!

Let’s take a closer look at what gingivoplasty is, it’s helpful upsides, it’s disastrous downsides, as well as your best option to finally get a better and brighter smile.

What Is Gingivoplasty?

Gingivoplasty, is the surgical reshaping of gum tissue around the teeth and is a purely cosmetic procedure for enhancing one’s smile.

When the gum tissue is not formed normally or has an unusual shape, gingivoplasty makes gums look more natural. The abnormalities can be caused by a person’s genes, trauma, or diseases.

This involves either removing excessive tissue by trimming the gums back or adding tissue to  the gum line by using a gum graft. A laser or scalpel will even out the gum lines with a supreme level of precision.

What is a gingivoplasty procedure?

As you have previously read, gingivoplasty is the surgical reshaping of healthy gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. A person may choose to get a gingivoplasty to:

  • Create more attractive gums
  • Fix a “gummy smile”
  • Help shape grafted gums
  • Rebuild gums damaged by disease

While there are benefits to having a gingivoplasty, it is still a surgery… and as with any surgery, there are drawbacks you need to be aware of.

The Downside of Gingivoplasty

How painful is gingivoplasty?

Some of the top questions regarding receiving gingivoplasty are the pain and risks associated with the procedure.

  1. Pain
    • Often described as tolerable, with most of the pain happening after the appointment is over and the numbing has worn off.
    • Most patients associate minimal pain with laser or scalpel gingivectomy.
    • Recovery involves wearing a periodontal dressing for 7-10 days after your procedure.
  2. Risks
    • Depending on the state of your mouth at the time of the procedure, inflammation from previous dental work or chronic health issues must be taken into consideration to avoid an uneven outcome.
    • When inflamed the dentist shapes the gum next to normal gum tissue, this increases the risk of incomplete removal of gum tissue.
    • Secondary surgeries may be needed to correct issues.
    • Infection is possible. During recovery you should be careful what you eat and keep your mouth as clean as possible.

For those that suffer from dental phobia or dental anxiety, repeated dental visits trigger and heighten these conditions. For individuals suffering with less than satisfactory smiles, depression can fluctuate knowing the risks involved in having gum surgery.

If you are someone considering a gingivectomy, there are other options your dentist may educate you on as alternatives to traditional dental and smile correction. Or you can take matters into your own hands and avoid ALL of the pain and risks of gingivoplasty.

Let us introduce you to the future of smile design…

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

Our product can take the place of long healing and tedious aftercare needed after a gingivoplasty. For gummy smiles, we also provide long terms results. We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. We ship all of the materials you need to get started directly to your house

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BrighterImageLab.com.

Finance Your Smile - Learn More
The crazy cost of gum contouring

The Crazy Cost of Gum Contouring (And An Affordable Solution)

My gums are too big.

The teeth are too small.

This smile is too “gummy”.

If you are not happy with the way your smile and gums look, there are several ways you can go about improving their appearance.

One option to consider is gum contouring… but it will cost you

Let’s take a closer look at what gum contouring is, the crazy cost of it, and an affordable solution that will give you the smile you’ve always dreamed about!

What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a form of cosmetic dentistry that is used to correct and reshape excessive or uneven gums.

Prior to the procedure, the dentist will use a local anesthesia to numb the area. Next, the dentist will fix the uneven gum line by removing the excess gum tissue as needed and then sculpting the gum line with a laser or other cutting tool until it appears even and natural.

This process exposes a little more of the enamel of the teeth and can usually be done in one office visit

Also known as gum lifting, gum contouring is billed as a relatively painless procedure. But, people do experience discomfort and swelling for the first few days. However, the healing time is typically quick.

Yes, gum contouring can make a significant improvement to your smile as seen in gum contouring before and after photos. However, as we said… it WILL cost you.

What Does Gum Contouring Cost?

Gum contouring is a very popular, yet sometimes overused, dental procedure. It is also often met with questions, concerns, and hesitations about what to expect when it comes to results as well as the costs involved. Both of these are a factor of the skill and expertise of the performing dentist as well as the patient’s demographic area

Gum contouring cost sometimes can be partially covered by insurance if the procedure is medically necessary. However, if the surgery is for cosmetic reasons only, you will have to pay for it out of pocket.

It can cost between $50 to $350 or more to shape and remove the gums around a SINGLE tooth. The price range is so vast because the cost depends on:

  • Extent of the work needed
  • Local rates
  • Expertise and reputation of the dentist
  • Sedation method

Since the damage or overgrowth rarely is limited to just one tooth… the total cost for extensive gum reshaping and contouring can easily cost $3,000 or MORE (and these prices only cover the cost of the teeth that are visible in the front)

Luckily, there is an easier and more affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Let us introduce you to the future of smile design

The Affordable Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

Our product can take the place of long healing and tedious aftercare needed after a gingivectomy. For gummy smiles, we also provide long terms results. We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. Everything you need to get started is delivered directly to your house

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab

Our custom molds save you from over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design. Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BrighterImageLab.com.

Fix Your Smile Today - Learn More
The High Cost of Gingivectomy - Is it worth it?

A smile is the universal language and primary source of nonverbal communication when interacting with someone you love, a passing stranger, at a business meeting… or at any time with ANYONE!

But when you’re self-conscious about your smile, it weighs heavily on the your ability to smile and talk comfortably and confidently.

The State Of Your Mouth

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, studies have found the percentage of people with untreated dental needs are:

  • 20% under the age of 19
  • 30% for individuals aged 20 to 44

This is a large portion of the population with oral hygiene concerns! When left untreated, these conditions will carry on into adulthood and can pose aesthetic and structural complications.

Unfortunately, these untreated people are likely to suffer from teeth staining, misshapen teeth, cavities and MORE… such as needing a gingivectomy.

What Is gingivectomy?

A gingivectomy is dental procedure in which an oral surgeon or dentist surgically removes gum tissue in the mouth for either medical or cosmetic reasons. It is typically done to improve the mouth’s aesthetics or prognosis of teeth.

Advanced gum disease causes loose tissue around the teeth and increases the risk of tooth loss. What a gingivectomy should do is removes the diseased gum tissue, restores your oral health, and protects your teeth.

Reasons a person would have a gingivectomy include:

  • “Gummy” smile: Excessive exposed gingival tissue is usually deemed unaesthetic
  • Elimination of gingival enlargement.  Effective for:
    • Extensive overgrowth of gingival tissue cause by a hereditary condition known as gingival fibromatosis
    • Gingival enlargement induced by drugs
  • Reducing the pocket depths of patients with periodontitis and suprabony pockets
  • Increase the clinical crown height of teeth

Having a Gingivectomy is a very popular, yet sometimes overused dental request and procedure. It is also often met with questions, concerns, and hesitations about what to expect when it comes to results as well as the costs involved. Both of these are a factor of the skill and expertise of the performing dentist as well as the patient’s demographic area.

Unfortunately, a gingivectomy can fail. While having a gingivectomy for cosmetic reasons can initially solve a problem, at times the procedures may temporarily fix a cosmetic smile concern only to have it return later.

As with any surgery, the risks involved and a number of reasons why a person may choose NOT to have a gingivectomy limit this option, such as:

  • Not being able to take over the counter pain medication to relieve the discomfort and swelling caused by surgery
  • Having a medical health condition that places you at high risk for decreased blood clotting

Lastly, one of the most prevailing reasons why a person wouldn’t choose to have a gingivectomy is COST $…

How much does a gingivectomy cost without insurance?

While gingivectomy cost can be partially covered by insurance to remove diseased gum tissue, additional cosmetics requests are billed accordingly either

  • Per tooth: $200 to $400 per tooth
  • In Sections: This procedure often is divided into “quadrants” in your mouth and starts at around $2,400 per quadrant.

Therefore, if you need to treat your whole mouth… it will cost you upwards of $9,600 or more depending on where you live.

The sad (and expensive) reality is that gingivectomy surgery is often overused by dentists and is more cosmetic than medically necessary. Some dentists do correctly utilize this procedure, but the majority of dentists use it to increase their profits.

The Best Way To Avoid High Gingivectomy Cost

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

Our product can take the place of long healing and tedious aftercare needed after a gingivectomy. For gummy smiles, we provide long term results. We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Incredible Reasons Why Removable Veneers are a Great Choice

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. We ship all the materials necessary to start directly to your house

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Introducing the Future of Smile Design

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BrighterImageLab.com.

Fix Your Smile Today - Learn More