Gum Contouring Surgery in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton & Hove
Here at the Town House Dental Practice, we are pleased to offer laser gum contouring to improve the appearance of your smile.
Gum contouring is a popular and effective cosmetic dental treatment that is commonly used to improve the aesthetic of a ‘gummy smile’ or uneven gums.
Even if you have teeth that are straight, healthy and symmetrical, your smile may appear uneven if the gum line falls too far below the lip line. A ‘gummy smile’ is a common condition in which there is an excessive amount of gum that ends up covering the teeth, making them look small or short. Gum contouring can be used to help give better symmetry to your gums and expose a better ratio of visible tooth.
Laser gum contouring can be carried out to sculpt and reduce your natural gum line. It is usually permanent and does not need to be repeated.
You only have to look at photos taken before and after gum contouring to see that it is a highly effective way to reshape your gum line. If you are undergoing a smile makeover with teeth contouring, we might suggest that you also remodel your gums to further enhance your smile.
Our gum contouring cost is: £150 per tooth
Book Your Consultation for Gum Contouring
Book your initial consultation at our Tunbridge Wells by calling 01892 616062 or our Brighton & Hove practice at 01273 553317 or try our free virtual consultation service.
Yes, gum contouring can be done alongside braces to enhance the appearance of the gums and teeth. Coordination between your orthodontist and dentist ensures the procedures are aligned with your overall treatment goals. For personalised advice, consult with our team at The Town House.
Gums typically do not “grow back” in the sense of regenerating lost tissue after gum contouring. However, gum contouring involves reshaping the existing gum tissue to improve its appearance. The goal is to create a more aesthetically pleasing and balanced gum line.
Gum tissue is different from other tissues in the body that have a robust ability to regenerate. Once gum tissue is removed or reshaped, the remaining tissue is what contributes to the new appearance.
It’s important to note that the success of gum contouring depends on factors such as the skill of the dentist, the health of the gums, and the patient’s overall oral hygiene. Following good oral care practices and regular dental check-ups is crucial for maintaining the results of gum contouring over the long term.
If you have questions or concerns about gum contouring, it’s best to consult with our team at The Town House for personalised advice based on your specific situation.
Gum contouring is typically performed with the use of local anaesthesia to minimise discomfort during the procedure. The local anaesthesia numbs the gum tissue, making the process relatively painless. Most patients report feeling pressure or vibration during the procedure but not pain.
After the anaesthesia wears off, it’s common to experience some mild discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity. Over-the-counter pain relievers and following post-operative care instructions provided by your dentist can help manage any discomfort during the recovery period.
The healing time after gum contouring can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and individual factors. In general:
Immediate Recovery: Most patients experience some swelling and discomfort for a few days after gum contouring. This initial phase typically involves post-operative care, including avoiding certain foods, practicing good oral hygiene, and taking any prescribed medications.
Complete Healing: Complete healing of the gum tissue may take several weeks. During this time, it’s essential to follow your dentist’s instructions for post-operative care, which may include avoiding certain foods, maintaining good oral hygiene, and attending follow-up appointments.
Long-Term Results: While the initial healing occurs relatively quickly, the final aesthetic results may take some time to stabilise and become fully apparent. The gum tissue will continue to adapt and settle into its new shape over several weeks to months.
Your dentist at The Town House will provide you with specific post-operative care instructions, including guidelines on when to resume normal activities and what to expect during the healing process.
At The Town House, gum contouring is a safe and routine dental procedure when performed by our qualified and experienced dental professionals. Your safety is our priority, and we ensure a thorough assessment, use of the best techniques, and provide clear post-operative care instructions to optimise results and minimise any potential risks. If you have questions or concerns, our team is here to provide personalised guidance for your specific needs.
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