Gum Recontouring

It is often described as a gummy smile if you have a low or uneven gum line. If your gum line is uneven, then gum sculpting can transform your smile and help create a smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Gum recontouring is most commonly performed when an individual has a particularly gummy smile where the teeth are covered by a larger proportion of gum tissue. This gummy smile can shorten and square the teeth. This condition is generally developmental or genetic, but may also be caused by certain medicines or conditions of health. The gum recontouring process is very simple and relatively simple.

Nowadays gum recontouring is performed with electrosurgery or removal of laser tissue under local aneasthetics. Occasionally there may be cases where small amounts of bone (ostoplastic) may need to be removed gently; at the time of your assessment, we will let you know about this. It’s the bone that acts as a gum frame and sometimes it can be thick and bulky.

Healing is swift with only a few short weeks of lasers and electrosurgery*. If you plan to recontour veneers or crowns after gum, it is best to wait six to twelve weeks depending on the complexity of the case.

Contact the practice to book an appointment : 020 8980 6398.

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