If you suffer from a 'gummy smile', you could benefit from a treatment we offer here at Queensway Dental known as gum contouring.
What is gum contouring?
A gummy smile is caused when too much gum tissue grows and covers the teeth. Gum contouring, also known as cosmetic gum lifting, is a dental treatment that reduces the amount of gum tissue. This is done by either removing some of the tissue or removing both tissue and bone.
To make sure that not only your teeth but also your gums enhance your smile, you may benefit from gum contouring. This contouring may range from simply removing some of the gum tissue to improve a ‘gummy’ smile to the more complex removal of both bone and gum tissue.
How effective is gum contouring?
Gum contouring is a relatively simple procedure, administered under anaesthetic, which can make a real difference to a patient's appearance. Gummy smiles often look crooked or lopsided and can mean your teeth give the impression of being smaller than your gums.
At Queensway Dental, our experienced dental professionals can make minor changes to your gums give you a more symmetrical smile. It can also improve your overall appearance and self-confidence.
Results of gum contouring