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Gum Recontouring

Gum Recontouring Epping, Wollert, South Morang, Melbourne

Sometimes a gummy smile can make one feel self-conscious or embarrassed to smile. If this sounds like you, our team at Northern Dental Design have many options to help. With modern facilities and technology, we can fix a gummy smile, no matter what the reason. Whether your gummy smile stems from worn teeth or hypermobility of the upper lip, Dr Zina Mahdi has extensive experience and can find the best dental solution for your needs.

Why Do My Gums Show?

A gummy smile can be the result of many issues that are usually not in our control. And while it seems like we cannot do anything about a gummy smile, we have a variety of solutions that will help. But first, we have to address the reason for this type of smile, which may include the following:
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Short upper lip
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Upper lip recedes too much when smiling (hypermobility)
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Small or worn teeth
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Long or enlarged gums
Each patient is unique and will require a personalised treatment, depending on the reason for the gummy smile. When you come to Northern Dental Design for a dental checkup, Dr Zina will do an evaluation and provide you with the best options to improve your smile. The following are the options we can use.
Zac C

Dr Zina and staff are excellent. The best dentist ever. Highly recommended.

Zac C

Gum Recontouring with a Soft Tissue Laser

Using a soft tissue, non-ablative laser to recontour gums is a common and mild procedure to raise the gum line and show more of your teeth when you smile. During treatment, you will receive a topical and a local anesthetic to numb the area. Once the area is numb, your dental professional will use a laser to shape your gums. Lasers are a patient favourite, thanks to the heat that will immediately seal the blood vessels for a quick and clean procedure with a short recovery time. With this minimally invasive procedure, you will be ready to flash your new smile in no time.

Cosmetic Injections

In some cases, a gummy smile may be fixed with cosmetic injections. When a gummy smile is the result of hypermobility of the upper lip, the lip raises too far above the teeth. The result is a smile that shows too much of the gums, making teeth appear smaller. Luckily, when placed correctly, a Botox injection can help relax the muscles around the mouth, especially the upper lip. The result is a beautiful smile, while your lips show more teeth than gums. The method is a patient favourite with little to no downtime.

Porcelain Veneers to Lengthen Teeth

Sometimes a smile looks gummy as a result of smaller than normal teeth, and gum recontouring may not be the right solution. Small teeth may be due to genetics or dental issues like teeth grinding or jaw clenching, and in any case, dental veneers may be able to help.

When teeth are too small, there is no need to replace them or wear dental flippers, because dental veneers can lengthen your natural teeth. Veneers are thin shell-like coverings that are used as a cap that is fixated to the front of your teeth. These permanent fixtures can be shaped to match your natural teeth and help them appear longer, and the colour can be customized to match the rest.

Normally used to replace one or a few teeth to correct crookedness or discolouration, patients can also use dental veneers to lengthen teeth, resulting in a smile that shows more teeth than gums. In some cases, we can also use a combination of gum contouring and veneers, helping you get the smile you deserve.

Porcelain Veneers to Lengthen Teeth

Sometimes a smile looks gummy as a result of smaller than normal teeth, and gum recontouring may not be the right solution. Small teeth may be due to genetics or dental issues like teeth grinding or jaw clenching, and in any case, dental veneers may be able to help.

When teeth are too small, there is no need to replace them or wear dental flippers, because dental veneers can lengthen your natural teeth. Veneers are thin shell-like coverings that are used as a cap that is fixated to the front of your teeth. These permanent fixtures can be shaped to match your natural teeth and help them appear longer, and the colour can be customized to match the rest.

Normally used to replace one or a few teeth to correct crookedness or discolouration, patients can also use dental veneers to lengthen teeth, resulting in a smile that shows more teeth than gums. In some cases, we can also use a combination of gum contouring and veneers, helping you get the smile you deserve.

Customised Gum Recontouring

Gum recontouring is a popular method to help improve a smile, but we know that each patient is unique. A dental checkup and evaluation will help us determine the best plan to fix your gummy smile. Dr Zina Mahdi knows how important your oral health is, and enjoys seeing you smile. She will create an individualized treatment plan designed to utilize the best dental treatments for your situation. Whether you require soft-tissue laser, veneers or cosmetic injections, you can be confident that our team’s combined experience will provide high-quality solutions that you can be proud of.
Gum recontouring is a popular method to help improve a smile, but we know that each patient is unique. A dental checkup and evaluation will help us determine the best plan to fix your gummy smile. Dr Zina Mahdi knows how important your oral health is, and enjoys seeing you smile. She will create an individualized treatment plan designed to utilize the best dental treatments for your situation. Whether you require soft-tissue laser, veneers or cosmetic injections, you can be confident that our team’s combined experience will provide high-quality solutions that you can be proud of.

Gum Recontouring Benefits

Of course, the benefit of gum recontouring is a beautiful smile. Our patients enjoy the fact that the treatments are common cosmetic procedures with little to no downtime, yet results are quick. But gum recontouring doesn’t just fix a smile, we can also use it to remove gum tissue that has been damaged due to infections like periodontitis. The following includes the many benefits of this treatment:
Minimal bleeding and swelling
No need for sedation
Create an even gumline
Improve the appearance of a gummy smile
Remove damaged or infected gum tissue
Permanent results
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Caring for Your New Smile

You will be happy with your new smile and we know you want to take the best care possible. Your dentist or hygienist will provide personalised instructions to fit your after-care treatment. The following guidelines are typically used after gum recontouring:
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Over-the-counter medication is widely used to help with discomfort or swelling
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Soft foods may be advised by your dentist, so the gums have time to heal
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Do not drink with straws as it can interrupt the healing
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Use a soft-bristle toothbrush at least for a few days after treatment
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Floss according to your dentist’s instructions
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Sometimes a warm saline rinse is recommended to expedite healing
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Keep up with after-care visits to ensure proper healing
While most patients will not need to miss work, talk to your dentist to know what to expect. Some people are more sensitive, while others have more extensive work, so be prepared.
Yonja H

Professional and friendly service. Thank you!

Yonja H

Get Your Improved Smile Today

No matter if you have a gummy smile or teeth that need whitening, we are here to help. Call today and schedule a visit for a dental checkup and evaluation, and let us bring your dream smile to life.

Get Your Improved Smile Today

No matter if you have a gummy smile or teeth that need whitening, we are here to help. Call today and schedule a visit for a dental checkup and evaluation, and let us bring your dream smile to life.

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