If you’re unhappy with your smile because you feel there is too much gum tissue on show or your gums appear to dominate your smile, we can help. Gum re-shaping, also known as gum contouring, is a very effective cosmetic dental procedure, which adjusts the shape of the gums to compliment your teeth and produce a beautiful smile. We often use gum re-shaping to treat a gummy smile; this is an aesthetic problem, which occurs when the teeth are covered by more gum tissue than normal, making the teeth look short and small. The aim of the procedure is to reduce the amount of gum tissue that is visible and uncover more of the tooth crowns so that the smile looks more balanced and more attractive. The procedure usually takes less than an hour, is painless and makes an amazing difference to the appearance of your smile. Before the procedure, the gums are numbed and your Clifton Dental Studio dentist will then use their expertise to gently trim away tiny pieces of the gum to reveal more of the teeth and produce a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Although a gummy smile does not cause any pain or medical problems, we understand that if you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, this can have a negative impact on your confidence and we will do everything we can to ensure you leave our clinic with a beaming, radiant smile.