Is it possible to extend gum line past your natural gum line?
1 year ago
I'm looking to bring my gumline down but I was told by my dentist he couldn't do it because the gums wouldn't stick to the enamel on my teeth. Is it possible to graft gums past your natural gum line? Are there any dentists who can do this? Could the enamel be shaved off on the top so the gums will stick? Thank you, any help is appreciated.
Doctor Answers 3
Not likely to "stick"
Unfortunately gums like root surfaces not enamel. However, if you're trying to shorten teeth there are many other options that might help deliver the results that your looking for. You might want to consider othodontics and/or cosmetic options such as veneers and crowns
Gum Grafting to Enamel
Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, it is
difficult to offer a specific answer without photos or knowing a little bit
more about why you are considering covering your teeth. Gum grafting is a
procedure used to treat gum recession and involves transplanting gum tissue to
the receding area. Grafting gum tissue to tooth enamel isn't an option. I
recommend finding an experienced cosmetic dentist or periodontist who can
assess your specific condition and offer solutions that meet your needs. Good
it will not be possible to cover the enamel of teeth with gum graft. Gum graft sticks to roots of teeth , and at most will cover up to junction of the root and crown of the tooth.
Why is it that you want to cover your teeth?
There maybe other procedures to help you achieve the esthetics you want ....
you could post pictures to be evaluated
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as
a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you
have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute
or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.