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Gum Depigmentation

When it comes to a bright and beautiful smile, the color of your teeth isn’t the only thing that counts. Dark colored gums can ruin a perfectly charming smile. Thankfully, no one needs to live with dark colored gums anymore!

Magical Smiles offers laser gum depigmentation, a procedure that allows you to change and improve the natural color of gum tissues surrounding the teeth, for a brighter, natural look.

What are the causes of pigmentation in gums?

Genetic factors continue to be the largest causes of dark gum pigmentation – this is more common to some ethnic groups, like those native to Middle Eastern and African countries who have been born with dark gums.

At other times, factors like excessive smoking, certain medications, old restorations with silver amalgam fillings and even certain diseases can cause discoloration of the gums.

In most cases, there is nothing really wrong with discolored gums, and they can be healthy too so there is no reason to worry on that front. It is only the appearance of the gums that could be a cause of concern, and this can be corrected easily.

What is gum depigmentation?

Gum depigmentation, also known as gum bleaching, is a simple cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth – and is great for people who have a preference for healthy looking pink gums that showcase their teeth better.

In this process, laser is used to gently remove the superficial layer of pigmented cells, so as to showcase the natural coral color of gums. It is a safe and effective method to transform the appearance of blackish or brownish gums to a healthy looking pinkish color.

How long will the procedure last?

The procedure typically takes anything between 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the level of depigmentation and the size of the area that needs to be worked on.

If there are still some areas with pigmentation, then you might need a follow up appointment for touch-up.

How painful is this?

Gum depigmentation with laser is a completely painless procedure, and you can expect to be able to speak and eat normally as soon as the procedure is done!

In case of people with sensitive gums, there could be minor discomfort for a short time.

In any case, your gums will heal within 2-3 days.

What are the side effects?

Gum depigmentation is a completely safe procedure with no side effects.

How long do the results last?

This is really the best part about this procedure. The results can last for as long as 20 years, up to a lifetime, making this a wonderful way to permanently improve the way your gums look.

How long do the results last?

This is really the best part about this procedure. The results can last for as long as 20 years, up to a lifetime, making this a wonderful way to permanently improve the way your gums look.

How much does it cost?

The actual cost will vary on the level of depigmentation, the time required and the area to be worked on. The costs start from $500- $2000.

At Magical Smiles, we use the latest in laser technology that is proven to be safe and effective.

 
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