Gum Contouring and Tooth Lengthening

If your gums rest too low on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery.

At Perfect Smile, our caring and compassionate dentists can even out your gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of, using virtually pain free laser technology.

Here at Perfect Smile in Adelaide when our patients smile, we smile.

While a gummy smile does not cause any health issues, it can most certainly make some patients feel self-conscious about their smile.  There are a variety of reasons that may cause you to develop more gum than usual such as hyperactive muscles, unusual jaw growth and abnormal tooth eruption. During your consultation here Perfect Smile in Adelaide we will conduct a full mouth examination to assess your gums and determine if gum contouring is a suitable treatment option for you.

What is a gum lift?

Gum lift essentially raises the gum line. The severity of a gummy smile is determined by the gum-to-tooth ratio. There are three basic categories of a gummy smile:

  • Mild – Your gum tissue covers up to 25% of the length of your teeth.
  • Moderate – Your gum tissue covers between 25% and 50% of your teeth.
  • Advanced – Gum tissue encompasses 50% to 100% of your smile.

The process itself involves a dental laser which is used to remove the excess gum and seal the affected tissue as it progresses. This is done to help ensure the treatment is made as simple as possible, leaving no need for stitches or other invasive surgical methods. Thanks to dental technology, this procedure is virtually pain-free. Depending on your gum-to-tooth ratio, porcelain dental caps may be required to correct your gum-to-tooth ratio. These caps can also improve the alignment and colouring of your teeth. Crowns, veneers and caps are just a few ways in which we can improve your smile.

Am I a suitable candidate for a gum lift?

You do not have to have a certain percentage of gum-to-tooth ratio in order to qualify for corrective gum contouring treatment. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth or smile, we are here to help you regain your confidence. It’s that simple.  Our dentist will walk you through the entire process during your consultation to ensure you are fully informed about the procedure and the expected results we can achieve through laser gum contouring.

Remember, smiling is infectious; when you smile the whole world smiles with you!

Flashing a beautiful smile is the best way to boost your self-esteem, mood and appearance. If your smile is letting you down and affecting your happiness then gum contouring may be the perfect solution for you.