You Are Not Happy With Your Gummy Smile
Do you hide your teeth when you smile?
Do you always keep your lips closed when a photo is taken?
Do you feel embarrassed because your smile doesn’t look like you want it to?
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You don’t like your smile and you aren’t sure if you can do anything about it. You don’t know where to begin.
There could be any number of reasons, such as a gummy smile, discolored teeth, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth, and more.
Whether you have a minor change or major change, we can help you determine your best path to get your best smile. We provide comprehensive treatment for smile enhancement in Elizabethtown, KY. Depending on your specific needs, we may work with additional dentists and specialists to enhance your smile.
You can get started on a better smile today.
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Your Specialist in Smile Enhancement
Dr. Clagett graduated with his doctorate in dentistry in 2003 and completed his specialty certificate in Periodontics and Implant dentistry in 2006. He is consistently involved in education and training in periodontics; and is also an instructor in continuing education courses locally, nationally and internationally.
He loves to help his patients get their smile back.
Dr. Clagett believes that every patient has the right to be aware of their full dental condition. And they deserve to have all available treatment options presented to them, with the pros and cons of each treatment. These options are presented without any regard for the limitations of dental insurance and without any preconceived notion of what the patient may or may not accept the solutions.
He strongly believes that as a specialist he needs to continue to keep himself updated with the latest techniques, so that he can provide the best options to his patients. He and his team find great satisfaction in knowing that they change how people feel about themselves every day.
At Clagett Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Clagett and his team of experts offer professional for smile enhancement in Elizabethtown, KY, such as:
- Esthetic crown lengthening or gum lift
- Gummy smile correction
- Gum grafting
- Laser gum pigmentation removal
- Tissue sculpting
- Dental bridging
Most of the time, when teeth appear short, the length of the teeth isn’t the issue. It is too much gum tissue. The teeth are completely normal. To correct this condition, Dr. Clagett most often uses a laser to recontour your gums to perfectly proportion your teeth in your smile. Not only has Dr. Clagett helped countless patients in regaining their smile, he has undergone this procedure too, so he knows how big a difference it can make.
Gum recession can cause your gumline to be uneven, which may cause you to hide your teeth when you smile. Dr. Clagett offers several treatment options for recession.
Dr. Clagett will work with you to determine which option will work best for you.
What Causes an Uneven Gum Line
There are a number of things that can result in unevenness in gum line such as:
- A specific health issue.
- Taking certain prescription drugs.
- Excessively high or low gums, or a combination of both.
Overgrowth of gum tissue during orthodontics
Swollen, tender, red gums and overgrowth of gum tissues is often experienced by people who receive orthodontic treatment. Swollen gum tissue and overgrowth of gum tissues will be settled after the braces are removed. If the tissue does not return to the normal position once the orthodontic treatment has finished, the gums can be reshaped and treated to the normal position.
This Procedure can be performed to even-out your gum line; it is also used when porcelain veneers have been applied.
Cosmetic Laser Gum Surgery
Patients who have uneven gums or gums that cover a significant segment of their teeth are often excellent candidates for laser gum forming. Your gum line will be corrected to the length and shape of your teeth, delivering a more symmetrical gum line.
Implant supported dentures
An implant supported denture is a kind of overdenture that is upheld by and connected to implants. This is different from a customary denture, which lies on the gums and is not upheld by the implants. An implant supported denture is utilized when an individual does not have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support the implants.
In some cases, in order to make a great smile, multiple procedures are required. These procedures may include crowns, gum recontouring, and dental implants. Dr. Clagett works with you to determine the best options for you to improve your smile. He will guide you through the process of regaining your beautiful smile.
It felt great the reception!
It felt great when the reception knew my name when I came in for my dentist appointment. From the beginning to the end my appointment everyone was very nice and helpful in getting my teeth problems taken care of.
– Michael G.
I would recommend this office to anyone!
Any time that I have been, it has always been a very pleasant visit. They have wonderful staff that offers great care. I also took my daughter for a procedure before. They were awesome with her. I would recommend this office to anyone.
– Jennifer C.
Stop Hiding Your Smile
Do you want a better smile today? Or are you happy hiding your teeth when you smile? Get your best smile with Dr. Clagett.