Gum Correction Albania - Perfect Smile Correction
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at Trio Dental Center, Leading Dental Clinic for Gum Correction in Albania

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Gum Correction Albania - Perfect Smile Correction - Trio Dental Center

Are you in need of a gum correction treatment? You do not know which dental clinic is the most appropriate for you? From the moment you enter the dental clinic of Trio Dental Center, you will immediately understand that every detail is designed for your ultimate comfort.  We are here for you, whether you need the usual dental care, or to solve your complex dental problems by providing high quality specialized dental care. 

We believe that the foundation for better oral health is based on mutual trust, respect, understanding and love for our patients. We are sure that you will leave with a smile on your face after you decide to trust our staff. We want your dentist’s visits to be as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. In fact, with the application of laser technology, you can forget the fear that you will be in pain during the treatment but also in the following days!

The state-of-the-art equipment that Trio Dental Center has, from companies with many years of experience in the field, in combination with the specialized knowledge of master of science level, guarantee the best possible care for you. The ideas and years of experience of Trio Dental Center staff are transformed into the provision of dental services that will restore the health and aesthetics of your mouth and will satisfy you completely.

Our Team of Specialists

We’ve hand-picked an exclusive team of the country’s leading dentists.

Our team is here to help you identify which of our consultants is the right choice for you.

Essen Bilani

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • 2001-2006 Faculty of Medicine branch Dentistry, Tirana
  • 2006-2010 Specialization in Orthodontics University “La Timone” Marseille, France.
  • 2013-2014 Master Level I 2 in Orthodontics, University “La Sapienza” Rome.
  • 2018-2021 University Master Oral Surgery and Implantology “Aldo Moro” Bari.
Dr. Essen Bilani, a dentist at Trio Dental Center.
Dr. Ilda Meta, a dentist at Trio Dental Center.

Ilda Meta

Orthodontist

2016-2021 Albanian University, Faculty of Medicine, branch Dentistry.

Dr. Kristina Beqiraj, dentist at Trio Dental Center.

Kristina Beqiraj

Dentist

2018-2021 Faculty of Dentistry, branch “Dental Hygiene”

Our Results

Recent clinical cases for Dental Implants in Before and after

Animated image showing the laser gum correction procedure.

What is Gum Correction?

Gum Correction refers to the surgical removal of gingival tissue as a therapeutic intervention due to the presence of persistent periodontal disease or for purely aesthetic reasons.

When periodontal disease is advanced and conservative dental treatments do not give the desired results, gingival surgery is indicated. The purpose of removing and reshaping the inflamed tissue is to permanently eliminate the “dental encapsulation sacs” that have developed between the gums and the teeth. Thus, dentures become easier to clean and personal dental hygiene, while reducing the resulting damage to the gums, teeth and bones. 

Although the first indication of gingivitis is its contribution to the elimination of periodontal disease, the operation is widespread for the excellent aesthetic effect achieved in the reshaping of the gingival tissue both in cases of gingival hypertrophy and in situations of “recession” of the gingival tissue.  

A photo showing gum correction in Albania. A patient at Trio Dental Center.

What are the Treatment Options of Gum Correction?

When talking about the options of gum correction, we can refer to several treatment options which also depend on your needs and requirements. Such kind of options, include:

  • Gum Graft – if you want to correct receding gums.
  • Gingival Correction – in order to correct asymmetric gums.
  • Gummy Smile Treatment – if you need to correct the appearance of having “too much gum”.
  • Stillman Cleft Treatment – this treatment corrects a visible damage or trauma to the gum.
  • Missing Keratinized (Attached) Gingiva Treatment 
  • Laser Gum Contouring – which corrects an uneven gum line.
  • Discolored Gum Treatment – if you need to correct any unwanted discoloration of the gum.
  • Excessive Gum Growth – corrects the unwanted prominence of the gum which is usually caused by medication.

When is it Medically Necessary a Gum Correction?

Image showing how correcting gums can be done.
  • Soft Tissue Cum Correction

It also occurs when there is hyperplasia as it happens after taking certain drugs (antiepileptics, immunosuppressants and some classes of antihypertensives).

In this case, only hyperplastic gingival tissue is usually removed. Today this procedure is best performed with the help of diode lasers.

Gingivitis, which involves only the soft tissue with a diode laser, has a number of advantages over the classic scalpel method.

  • Painless surgery
  • Very little bleeding
  • Minimal complications
  • Fast healing and rapid gum regeneration

  • Surgical Extension of the Tooth Mill

Aesthetic elongation of the tooth mill is the surgical technique that reveals the surface of the tooth, which is covered by a large amount of periodontal tissue.

They are usually completed in cases where the gums are widely visible in the smile, making the teeth look very small or when the part of the tooth in the mouth is small (commonly after breaking a part of the tooth) and the doctor tries to increase it in order not for prosthetic restoration. The doctor makes a splint in order to define the line of the gums and studies the bone background in order to be able to determine the technique to follow. Either bone, gum tissue or both need to be removed.

  • Adding Gum Tissue

There are also cases where either for aesthetic or biological reasons a quantity of gingival tissue must be added. These refer to patients who have completed periodontitis treatment or have a thin gingival biopsy and have become swollen after a mild injury.

In these cases, gingival tissue can be transferred from another area of the mouth to the area of the gingival deficit.

An animated image showing a smile before and after gum correction.

What Does the Procedure of Gum Correction Involve?

Gum correction is commonly preceded by a periodontist or a cosmetic dentist. It is an in-office procedure which is, as a matter of course, completed in just one appointment. In the majority of cases, the patient should remain awake through the procedure process. Before the dentist starts the procedure, you are going to receive local anesthesia in order to numb the gum area.

During the procedure process, the dentist will make use of a soft tissue laser or scalpel in order to remove the excess gum tissues and re-sculpt the gum line and expose more of your tooth. In addition, sutures can be used in order to hold your gum tissue in the correct position.

If your gums efface themselves and the procedure involves the adding of gum tissue, then your dentist will remove some tissue from another part of your mouth, maybe your palate. Gum surgery helps secure this tissue which is around your teeth in order to lengthen and restructure your gum line. The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of the gum correction as well as on the amount of re-sculpting what is needed for you. In general terms, gum contouring lasts about 1 to 2 hours. 

What are the Causes of Uneven Gums?

There are several things which can position your gums too low or too high. Gums which cover a large segment of your teeth can make you look younger. This might be caused from genetics, a specific health problem or even by perceiving certain prescription drugs. 

Tooth Gums which are located too high as well as make your teeth come into sight long, are usually caused by gum recession, a condition in which tooth gum tissues pull back from your tooth and at the same time expose the root of your tooth. Except for the gum recession which makes your teeth look longer, they might also lead to serious dental problems, such as decay and tooth loss. A gum recession might also be a sign of some periodontal diseases, the deterioration of the supporting structures of your teeth – gums and bone.

Recovery Procedure of a Gum Correction

The day that you will complete the gum correction surgery, you should rest and put a limit to the activities that you want to complete. It may last a few days or weeks in order to have an entire healing for your gums. Your dentist will provide you some specific directions about what you need to do in order to aid the recovery process. Below, you will find some general tips in order to complete your recovery period:

  • Ease your pain by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as a Tylenol or Advil, which your dentist will direct you to follow. Do not take any aspirin, because it will cause bleeding.
  • The first days after the surgery it is recommended to eat soft, cool foods, such as pasta, yogurt, eggs, cottage cheese, soft vegetables and ice cream. You should avoid any spicy foods as well as anything with seeds, until your tooth gums have healed completely.
  • Follow all the instructions that your dentist will give you, on when and how to brush your teeth during the process of healing.

If you become aware of any excessive swelling or bleeding, or even if you have any concerns which are related to the procedure, contact your dentist as soon as possible.

Why Choose Trio Dental Center for Your Gum Correction?

At the Trio Dental Center, our experienced dentists work together in order to provide you with the most comprehensive dental care and provide you with excellent aesthetic dental results. Their ideas and many years of experience are transformed into the provision of dental services that will restore the health and aesthetics of your mouth and will satisfy you completely.

Our dentists are committed to their continuous development by participating in national and international conferences and their cooperation at the Trio Dental Center means that your care is approached in an interdisciplinary and integrated way.

At Trio Dental Center we understand and respect the trust you show us in the assignment of your smile and the health of your mouth. Our goal is to fulfill your every dental need, respecting your time and trust.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is very important to diagnose the cause of the gingival smile, before the treatment, so that the result of any intervention is final and stable.

Causes that lead to a gummy smile:

  • Hyperactive upper lip, which “rises” a lot when we smile
  • Short upper lip, which does not cover the teeth of the upper jaw
  • Covering the teeth of the upper jaw by the gums
  • Incomplete eruption of the teeth of the upper jaw
  • Large growth of the upper jaw
  • Even when the teeth have a normal position and arrangement in the mouth, they may show some irregularities in thickness and especially in height. As a result, some teeth look closer than others.

The exact diagnosis for the cause of the problem made by the orthodontist, who will also suggest the appropriate invasive treatment.

The complications that might be part of a gum correction surgery are of a minimal level as well as uncommon.

But, on the other side, some people might experience the following complications:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Teeth feeling looser – though this should only be temporary
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Spaces appearing between the teeth
  • Infection 

From time to time, the graft tissue might not attach to the graft site, in a proper manner. This situation happens very rarely, but if it happens then the person might require a repeat surgery. 

On the other hand, some people are not satisfied with the look of their smile after their gum correction surgery. In such situations, the periodontist or cosmetic dentist might be able to reshape the gums in order to help change the way they appear.

If you notice any symptoms that are connected with your teeth gums then you might have an infection after the surgery process. 

Some symptoms of gum infections, include:

  • Bleeding which continues for over than 20 minutes, despite applying pressure
  • Unexpected pain, swelling and bruising
  • Fever and pus

The correction of the so-called gingival smile includes operations such as orthodontic immersion of the upper sections, surgical / periodontal ulectomy / osteoplasty, orthognathic maxillofacial osteotomy or invasive (surgical) or non-invasive (Botox) with the gravity and the structure responsible for the clinical picture.

Mild cases of purely orthodontic treatment can be found in the subcategory “gingival configuration” in the categories of children and adults respectively.

The aesthetics of the smile should start to concern parents and orthodontists after the completion of the sunrise and the permanent upper canine, i.e., around the 12th year of the child’s age. Prior to this age, intervention is not indicated in any of the cases for aesthetic reasons, i.e., to deal with crowds of the anterior teeth. After all, in none of the cases should the aesthetics of a mouth with permanent dentition be compared with that of the mixed barrier, since there are still new teeth in the mouth, which are normal to disturb the aesthetics and often create the impression of a severe problem, without existing. When children have new teeth or they have “fallen” without the emergence of permanent successors, it is therefore normal and common to have temporarily disturbed aesthetics. The normal eruption of permanent teeth improves or even corrects this image, without the orthodontist having to put his hand in this phase many times.

By listening to what you tell us and taking notes, we are able to form an image of what you may want and desire for your smile. One way that we can offer you an idea of the improved smile is to build a study template and a template with improvements. This way you will be able to make the comparison holding the molds in your hands.

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