At the British International Dental Centres we are committed to offering you a beautiful and healthy smile. Every year many people undergo gum lift treatment to improve the appearance of their gums. Gum lift, also commonly referred to as gum reshaping, is performed to help correct uneven gum levels that lead to a gummy smile.
What is a gum lift?
Gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line to improve the aesthetic appearance of one’s smile.
How is the gum reshaped?
There are a number of different cosmetic dentistry techniques that can be used to improve the appearance of the gums. A gum lift can involve using a laser to painlessly reshape the gum line, by increasing or reducing its length, so that it better fits the structure of the teeth.
A laser aesthetic gum lift has a number of benefits, including:
- Reduces excess gum tissue
- Enhances the symmetry of the gums to the teeth
- Treatment is virtually painless
- Reduces bleeding during treatment
- Reduces swelling
- Reduces recovery time
In more extensive cases the gum reshaping procedure may involve the removal of bone and gum through dental surgery.
Can I treat my black triangles?
A painless filler may be used which takes only a few minutes to close unsightly spaces 'black triangles' between teeth. This is a good way to fill the spaces without having extensive dental work on the teeth.
Aesthetic gum lifting can resolve lifelong issues you may have had with the appearance of your gums, and help you smile with much more confidence.