Gum reshaping at Clifton Dental
If your gums are uneven, too low or there just seems to be too much of them in your smile, we can help. Gums can be reshaped or lifted, enhancing the shape of your teeth.
The procedures are usually carried out in just one visit, are generally pain-free and can make an astonishing difference to the appearance of your smile.
What Can Gum Contouring Solve?
Gum contouring is used to alter the edge of a gumline, reshaping it to improve the aesthetics of one’s smile. When the gums are too high, low, or uneven, they can make a smile appear unbalanced, as if the teeth or lips are also too high or low.
However, a simple contouring procedure can bring a much more natural and attractive look to one’s mouth with nearly no risk to patients. Contouring is often utilised to fix any of the following problems:
- A “gummy” smile: Gums that cover too much of the teeth can make them look unusually small and far away from the lips. By reducing the gum-line, teeth can be fully revealed, visually extending them for a fuller smile.
- Uneven gums: Gumlines can recede at different places for a multitude of reasons, including disease or erosion from brushing. If your teeth seem to be different lengths due to an uneven gumline, contouring can help.
- Dental restorations: Additional cosmetic or restorative treatments may benefit from contoured gums. If patients plan to receive restorations such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers, gum contouring can accompany the procedure to help create visually stunning results.