How a cosmetic dentist can treat a gummy smile

If you have a gummy smile – when too much of your gum is on show when you smile – a cosmetic dentist from Harley Street Dental Clinic can help. Gummy smiles are a common problem that cause sufferers to feel self-conscious about how their smile looks, hiding it away behind their hands in public and having a serious, negative effect on their self-esteem. Fortunately, a simple and pain-free cosmetic dental procedure called a gum lift can remove excess gum tissue and give you the smile you’ve always dreamt of.

cosmetic dentistThe first step for those afflicted by a gummy smile is to book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Harley Street dental practice. Your dentist will carefully examine your gums and teeth before recommending the best course of treatment.

Our cosmetic dental team at Harley Street Dental Clinic have performed many successful gum lift procedures. There are a variety of different cosmetic dental techniques that can be used to lift and reshape your gums, leaving you with a beautiful smile.

What is a gum lift?

A gum lift, also known as gum reshaping, involves raising and sculpting the gum line to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. In some cases, your cosmetic dentist will use a laser to painlessly reshape the gum line by decreasing or increasing its length, so it is more even and so that it better fits the structure of your teeth.

Patients requiring more extensive treatment may need dental surgery to remove excess gum and bone. This will be carried out under local anaesthetic or sedation at our Harley Street clinic.

Advantages of a gum lift

As well as the aesthetic and confidence-boosting results of a gum lift, this procedure can also lead to healthier gums in the long-run.

To book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Harley Street practice, get in touch today.