Gum Reshaping

Gum Reshaping

Uneven gums or too much gum showing when speaking or smiling (gummy smile) can affect your smile and look unsightly. This can affect your confidence and be embarrassing at times.

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If this situation affects you there are options available to you that can reduce or eliminate this problem.

We use a laser to reshape the gums to reduce the number of gums visible on either a single tooth/ area or on multiple teeth/ areas.

This is especially useful when trying to create a symmetrical outline of the gum.

The treatment is comfortable with instant healing and can the procedure can take from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the number of areas that need treatment.

This procedure can either be used in adjunct to teeth whitening or braces or as part of a smile makeover.

What is Gum Reshaping?

Achieving a beautiful smile has never been easier.

We aim to provide the best smile to you. Many people have a gummy smile or uneven gum levels.

With our advanced laser technique, your gum can be reshaped, which will improve the overall appearance of the teeth and hence the smile.

If your gum line is very uneven or if you show too much gum when you smile then gum reshaping (also known as gum contouring or gum lift) could be for you.

With gum reshaping your smile will look more balanced and symmetrical. The gum lift procedure can be carried out quickly and painlessly with an advanced special laser.

Gum reshaping produces excellent results on its own or is very often used with other treatments such as porcelain veneers or our very popular smile makeover.

There are a few scientific parameters when reshaping the gums. It is desired that:

The height of the gum for the central incisor and the canine be the same height.

The height of the gum for the lateral incisor be 0.5mm shorter than the central incisor.

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With a gum lift or gum reshaping the balance, symmetry and tooth proportions of the teeth and smile will improve.

Your gum health can also benefit from this procedure since the laser treatment sterilises the gums from any bacteria.

  • Short teeth can be made to look longer.
  • The amount of gum showing on smiling can be reduced or eliminated.
  • The results are immediate.
  • Healing just takes a few days.
  • The procedure is completely safe with no side effects.

Common Questions

  • How Long Will Gum Recontouring Take? Laser gum reshaping can be carried out in a single visit, the treatment itself taking no more than a few minutes. The procedure is can be done often without anaesthesia, with most patients not even realizing that the simple treatment has been carried out.
  • Are You Suitable for a Gum Lift? At our practice, a highly experienced  dentist  will assess and plan on what is best for you. Most people can undergo this simple procedure with no side effects.
  • What is Cosmetic Bonding? Another option to target aesthetic dental issues is cosmetic bonding. This is a simple, effective and pain-free treatment to improve your smile. Cosmetic bonding is appropriate for those who have chipped or worn teeth – and will leave your smile looking charming, attractive and appealing. Your dentist will use bonding material known as a dental composite to reshape individual teeth, close gaps between the teeth and build up worn edges. Read more about bonding here.

How Do You Plan and Design My Treatment?

The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities.

Depending on your requirements we can customize and tailor-make individual treatments plan to suit your needs and budgets.

You can opt for simple procedures to more complex involved treatments plans to produce your beautiful new smile.

Our aim is to answer your questions and provide you with advantages and disadvantages.

We can also provide you with a computer-aided smile analysis and a hand-crafted Trial Preview, to gives you the opportunity to see your smile before we even touch your teeth.

We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long-lasting, comfortable and a healthy final result. 

Smile Design

Assess Your Smile

Take part in our quiz to find out how happy you really are with your smile. Answer a few simple questions and you can begin your journey on possibly having veneers.

Whiter Brighter Teeth

Veneers are thin, ceramic shells designed to give you a natural smile. Ultrathin, Durathin and Lumineers are just a few of the brands we provide. Normally achieved in two appointments.

Immediate Veneers

Composite veneers cost less than other veneers and require little or no tooth preparation at all. Have your veneers fitted in as little as one appointment.

Before & After Gallery

See what our patients look like before and after veneers so you can gain a better idea of how they’re going to look and work for you.

Free Consulations

Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.
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