Dr. Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 7 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

(201) 307-0339

Serving New Jersey

Monday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM
Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

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I Hate my Gummy Smile. Should I Have Gum Reduction Surgery Before Getting Crowns/Veneers?

Q: Would you suggest gum-reducing surgery, and then crowns/veneers? I have some bonding now that is chipped and discoloring. Is a gum lift/grafting a smart choice before veneers/crowns?

A: Usually, the best way to do a case like you are describing is to have a well-qualified cosmetic dentist or prosthodontist work in conjunction with an experienced laser periodontist who uses multiple laser wavelength machines to ensure that the safest laser is used that will not damage any of the supporting structures in your mouth. In fact, ask to see pictures of cases that the cosmetic dentist and periodontist have completed. Then you can you see what you might expect to look like after your treatment.

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