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Gummy Smile


This is often referred to as a low or uneven gum line, specially when you smile you show more of your gum. This will be more prominent if you have a high smile line.

The harmony of your smile is determined by the shape and proportion of the following; colour of your teeth, which is white, gum, which is pink and dark spaces surrounding the mouth.

If the proportion of one of the following is more prominent such as your gums (pink) then this will affect your smile and is called gummy smile. While a gummy smile is often nothing to worry about in terms of oral health, it can have a negative impact on confidence and your smile.

However this is treatable and the balance of the smile and colours can be restored. In general by reshaping the gum we can restore the natural proportions of your teeth and create a balance between the different anatomical structures.

There are two procedures used to achieve this, simple soft tissue gum sculpting for subtle but effective improvement, or surgical lifting of the gum for more severe cases.

What is gum re-sculpting?

Gum re-sculpting is a procedure, which is designed to contour and shape the gums to create a more attractive smile. The aim is to balance the smile and create a harmony between the proportions of the teeth (white) versus gum (pink).

Gum contouring is performed in combination with other treatments, such as crowns and veneers and the end results are truly incredible for your smile.

The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and is generally painless with quick recovery and the treatment is usually complete in a single session.

Is gum re-sculpting for me?

Gum re-sculpting is designed for patients who complain about small and short teeth or that they show more gum (pink) when they smile.

The aim of the treatment is to enhance the overall aesthetic smile and make you feel more confident when you smile or show your teeth.

If you feel that your teeth look small or you show more gum specially when you smile please contact us for a consultation.

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