Many people have a disproportionate amount of gum tissue showing above the upper teeth, which is also commonly known as a gummy smile. People afflicted with this issue tend to try to hide their gums when they speak or smile, which can hinder their confidence in social situations. Fortunately, this issue can be rectified.
If the appearance of the gums surrounding your teeth concerns you, Just Dental Group can provide a solution with professional cosmetic gum contouring in Melbourne. When you visit our dental clinic in Prahran, our dentist will examine your teeth and gums and recommend what type of treatment will be suitable. Our dentist will make sure that your gummy smile treatment experience is completely professional and stress-free.
Gummy smile treatment is done using a laser to decrease the height of the gums, even out an uneven gum line, or remove and reshape excess gum tissue into small sections. Our dentist will use a local anaesthetic to numb your gums prior to removing any excess gum tissue to ensure you don’t experience any pain. More of your teeth should be visible after the treatment, making your smile look more proportionate.
A cosmetic gum lift procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. However, it may take longer if there’s a lot of gum tissue that needs to be removed or if teeth need to be treated first.
No, the gum tissue that is removed during a cosmetic gum lift procedure will never grow back.
A cosmetic gum lift procedure can usually be completed in just one appointment. However, it may be recommended that patients with sensitive mouths have their treatment broken up into multiple sessions if necessary.
The potential risks of undergoing a cosmetic gum contouring include a relapse with the gum tissue or an allergic reaction to the local anaesthetic that’s used. Our dentist will explain these risks to you in full before proceeding.