How a cosmetic dentist can treat a gummy smile

A cosmetic dentist can help improve the appearance of a gummy smile. Many people come to our Harley Street clinic concerned that their gum line is too low, too high, or too uneven. A gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure designed to sculpt and improve the appearance of the gums, giving you a smile you’ll be eager to show off.

cosmetic-dentistEvery year, the team of cosmetic dentists at Harley Street Dental Clinic perform many gum lift procedures on men and women who have uneven gum levels. Also known as gum reshaping, this procedure is a pain-free, effective way to improve the appearance of your smile.

How it works

If you are suffering from a gummy smile (where too much gum tissue is on show) you should first book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Harley Street clinic. They will carefully assess the current condition of your smile and will ascertain if a gum lift is the most appropriate treatment option. Then they will draw up a detailed treatment plan.

In some cases, a gum lift simply involves the use of a laser to reshape the gum line, by increasing or reducing its length to better fit the shape and structure of your teeth. As well as being pain-free, laser dentistry involves cauterises the gums so you should not experience any bleeding.

More extensive cases may require oral surgery, in which case your cosmetic dentist will refer you to one of their surgical colleagues here at Harley Street Dental Clinic. Surgery can be carried out under local anaesthetic or sedation, and may involve the removal of gum and bone tissue.

Recovery time

In most cases, you will be able to return to daily activities straight after a gum lift. Your dentist will advise you of post-operative recovery time and care should you require more extensive treatment.