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Gum Recontouring

Improving the appearance of your smile may extend beyond just your teeth.

Sometimes your gums may have uneven margins or they may display excessive tissue growth. [The latter is often known as a 'gummy smile'].
Laser gum recontouring is the preferred treatment for such individuals. It is a safe and cost-effective procedure that quickly corrects the appearance of the gum line through a simple reshape or removal of excess tissue.

Key Facts:

  • The procedure is often performed before veneers are provided, so as to gain gum symmetry or to increase tooth surface display.
  • Gum contouring is also often required after orthodontic treatment to reduce excess gum which may have arisen due to the movement of the teeth, or irritations caused by imperfect cleaning around the brackets
  • The procedure is quite comfortable and straightforward and involves: A local anaesthetic may not even be necessary since there is little discomfort with lasers, but we sometimes recommend some local anaesthetic. Then a laser device is used to precisely trim and shape the gum tissue
  • Following the procedure the gums may hardly be tender at all, but you might expect tenderness when tooth brushing for about one week
  • Gum contouring uses the latest technology in cosmetic surgery
  • The laser device immediately seals the tissue, and this stops or minimises bleeding, and improves or eliminates post-operative discomfort

If you would like to arrange your initial consultation or you wish to understand more about gum recontouring and/or our cosmetic dentistry services please Contact Us.

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