A cosmetic dentist doesn’t just work on your teeth – they can also help if you have too much gum tissue on show when you smile. At Harley Street Dental Clinic our skilled team have helped many patients who have a gummy smile to improve the appearance of their smile – and with it boost their confidence.
Many people come to our Harley Street clinic concerned about their gum line. It may be too high or too low, or they may describe themselves as having “short” teeth. In most cases teeth are of standard length, but are covered by excess gum tissue.
The cosmetic dentists at Harley Street can remove excess gum tissue and even out your gum line with a procedure known as a gum lift or gum reshaping. There are several different options for this treatment, and these will be discussed by your dentist at your initial consultation.
If a gummy smile is making you frown, you should book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist here at our Harley Street practice. They will carefully examine your teeth and gums before recommending the best course of treatment.
In many cases your dentist can painlessly reshape the gum line – increasing or reducing its length – using a laser. Some patients will require a more extensive gum reshaping procedure, which involves removing bone and gum tissue through dental surgery.
Having a gum lift carried out by a skilled cosmetic dentist can improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile by making it look better proportioned and more even. As well as the obvious aesthetic benefits, an improved gum line can also lead to healthier gums in the long-run.
For patients who have laser treatment for a gummy smile, there is practically no down time and most patients can return immediately to everyday activities. You may experience slight swelling or redness of the gums for a few days, for which your dentist can prescribe analgesia.