What is Gum Recontouring?

Do you have short teeth? Or a gummy smile? Gum Recontouring could be the option for you. This is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the gingival tissue (gums) around the teeth. This exposes more tooth structure when you smile, this can be done by using an ordinary blade or laser treatment. In some complex cases, the use of a blade and laser technology may not be enough. In this case you may require bone recontouring. Usually, Gum Recontouring can be completed in one visit at our clinic.

Gum Recontouring is a cosmetic surgical procedure done under local anaesthetic. Your gingival tissue(gum) is numbed, then the Doctor will reshape the gum line by removing any excessive and uneven tissue with either a blade or laser technology. We only use the highest quality of dental equipment to ensure our patients recieve the best treatment, the intense beam of light from the laser cuts the tissue precisely and quickly, this does not damage the tooth structure or bone structures underneath.

The gums are usually tender and swollen for up to a week. To reduce these symptoms, simply rinse and gargle with salt water. You can also take inflammatory over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen. If you are concerned about your healing, make sure you call our clinic so we can offer you advice tailored to
you individually.

No, the procedure is done using local anaesthetic. Therefore, you shouldn’t feel a thing!

If you have a gummy smile, or if you feel like your teeth are short in length, you may be a candidate for Gum Recontouring. It is best to have a consultation with one of our Doctors directly, this is so you can be evaluated to see whether you are suitable for gum recontouring.

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Contact one of our SmileExperts today to begin your Gum Recontouring journey with SmileBox Dental.

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Not sure about Gum Recontouring? Here are some other treatment options that may be suitable for you:

Crown Lengthening
Dental Implants
Dental Crowns