Gingival recontouring is performed when the teeth are significantly covered by gum tissue, causing a “gummy smile”. The gum lift London treatment is used to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Gingival recontouring, or gum lift London, is the re-shaping of the gum margin by removing a small amount of gum tissue. It is usually performed to increase the crown length of natural teeth or crowns in order to improve cosmetic appearance.
The overall result that the patient can expect from gingival recontouring is an uplifted, fuller-looking smile. Due to minor surgery and possible exposure to dentine, patients may experience some sensitivity for the first couple of days after treatment, but this is usually temporary.
What Is Gummy Smile Treatment in London?
Everyone’s gumlines are different. Some are high and some are low and some are in between. If you’re self-conscious about your gum line, there are ways to change it through the help of gummy smile treatment in London.
Gummy smile treatment in London is done by a dental specialist to reshape or re-sculpt your gum line. The process involves cutting away or removing excess gum tissue around your teeth. In a lot of cases, a gum lift London is an elective procedure that means it isn’t necessary but is done to improve the look of the gums, teeth or smile.
What Does Gingival Recontouring Involve?
Gum contouring is usually done by a periodontist or a cosmetic dentist. It’s an in-office procedure that’s typically done in one visit. In most cases, you’ll remain awake during the procedure. Before the doctor starts, you’ll receive local anaesthesia to numb the gum area.
The doctor will use a soft tissue laser or scalpel to remove excess gum tissue and resculpt the gum line to expose more of the tooth.
Gingival Recontouring – CASE 1
I approached Chetan at Smile Cliniq because I was very impressed with their website and accolades, I’m so glad I did. I had a big phobia about the dentist and consequently quite a bit of work that needed to be done. Chetan was very sensitive to my anxiety and I quickly built up a lot of trust in his professionalism. After resolving the health issues we moved on to improving my smile. I had always wanted to do this, and the way the options were explored was a testament to a great balance between health & aesthetics and what was right for me.
I presented a very tricky case because of 2 front dental crowns that were ancient and an uneven gum line. I decide to go for a gum reshaping (Gingival recontouring) and 2 new modern crowns. The results are amazing, a total transformation. I can hardly believe that the confident smile I see in the mirror is mine or that anxious person that feared the dentist now considers him a friend. Thanks, Smile Cliniq. Best, Jennifer
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Gum Lift London Treatment – CASE 2
Gingival recontouring can also be carried out to provide more tooth structure to place a crown or veneer on (known as “crown lengthening”). The procedure carried out at Smile Cliniq in London is simple and generally pain-free and is performed under local anaesthetic. If needed, sedation can be used to keep you comfortable and relaxed.
When removing the gum tissue, care is taken to manipulate the natural arch-shape of the margin between the tooth and the gums. The future shape of tooth and gum is re-designed with wax on the cast (model of patient’s teeth) and in certain cases, a surgical splint is made, to guide the surgeon as to where the gum needs to be removed.
Gingival recontouring is the re-shaping of the gum margin by removing a small amount of gum tissue. It is usually performed to increase the crown length of teeth in order to improve cosmetic appearance. The overall result that the patient can expect from gingival recontouring is an uplifted, fuller-looking smile.
If you would like to know more about gingival recontouring (gum lift London), why not book a consultation at our dentist in London with the specialist Periodontist. Simply give us a call to book in or send us an email and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Gingival Recontouring FAQs
How long does a gum lift London take?
The length of the procedure will vary depending on the extent of the contouring and the amount of re-sculpting that’s needed. Generally, gum contouring takes about 1 to 2 hours.
When is a gum lift London medically necessary?
If you have periodontal disease, gum contouring may be a treatment option. But your dentist will first try to treat the gum disease with nonsurgical options. This may include antibiotics to kill the bacteria and infection, or dental cleanings to restore gum health.
If these efforts don’t work, your dentist may recommend a treatment such as pocket reduction surgery on the gums and surrounding bone to save a tooth. Or you may need a regeneration procedure to regrow damaged bone and gum tissue.
Does gingival recontouring hurt?
You will be given local anaesthesia before the procedure starts to numb the gums so that you won’t feel pain while the doctor is working on your mouth. You may, however, experience some tenderness and numbness after. After the surgery, your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever, or you can take over-the-counter pain medication.
How long is recovery?
Gum contouring involves little downtime, but complete healing might take days or weeks, depending on the extent of the surgery. You may have to limit some activities for a day or two based on how you feel and any tenderness you may have. Since your gums and mouth will likely feel sensitive at first, you’ll want to eat soft foods for about 2 to 3 days after the procedure.
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