Some people have teeth that look too short or show to much gum when they smile, typically referred to as”gummy” smile. A procedure called crown lengthening or “gum lift” is often used to remove the excess of gum, and expose the beautiful tooth that is hiding underneath. In fact, your gum line can be carefully sculpted to create just the right proportion between gum and tooth, which will result in a better looking smile. Gum contouring can also make porcelain or composite veneers, crowns and/or bridges look more natural, leading to an improvement in the aesthetics of your smile.
If the gum is uneven around a tooth, gum contouring can smooth and balance the way your tooth and gum look. This comfortable procedure can help you achieve that natural looking, symmetrical gum line that is aesthetically pleasing.
Gum Lifts, Gum Reshaping and Contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line to improve the aesthetic appearance of one’s smile.
Reshaping of the gums can create subtle but effective improvements on your overall smile. This treatment is often overlooked and leads to unbalanced gum heights and potentially a more “gummy smile”.
Having healthy, stippled, and balanced gums can frame your teeth to create a more aesthetic smile. Gum reshaping, with or without Porcelain Veneers can help balance the gums within one session to rejuvenate your smile.
If your gums are not even or your teeth are uneven sizes, especially if they are small you may be a candidate if you wish for a cosmetic improvement. It is important your gums are healthy before proceeding. This treatment is often used in conjunction with composite bonding or veneers to transform your smile.
There are a number of different cosmetic dentistry techniques that can be used to improve the appearance of the gums. A gum lift can involve using a laser or electrosurgical device to painlessly reshape the gum line, by increasing or reducing its length, so that it better fits the structure of the teeth. In more extensive cases the gum reshaping procedure may involve the removal of bone and gum through dental surgery.
A gum lift can improve the appearance of one’s smile by creating a more even and better proportioned gum line. Gum reshaping can help resolve a gummy smile making both ones smile and face in general appear better balanced. The new improved gum line can also lead to healthier gums in the long term.
Every case is different and to give a definitive answer we would advise that you have a consultation with Dr Castro. Upon making a detailed assessment the we will be able to inform you as to whether gum reshaping is suitable for you and what specific benefits the procedure will have in your individual case. Alternatively, upon consultation, the assessing dentist may suggest and alternative treatment which is better suited to your needs. In some cases, patients looking to have gum reshaping may require more complex surgery to adjust the bone and teeth. If this is the case then our cosmetic dentist will go through the situation with you in detail to help you make an informed decision.
The photos below shows with these patient unhappy about their excess of gum they showed in their smile as well as having short teeth.
We carried out a gum lift procedure on eight to ten upper teeth to raise the gum levels which reduced the amount of gum displayed and lengthened the teeth. We then placed ten porcelain veneers to create a beautiful, natural smile.
To help you decide if veneers are what you’re looking for, to find out about your options, get the exact price of your veneer treatment, and for us to assess if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneer, book your FREE Gum lifting consultations.
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