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Restore the natural look of your gums with expert gum bleaching using the latest laser technology at Smile Cliniq. If you have been concerned with the appearance of your gums and want to reverse the signs of discolouration or gum pigmentation, we can look to help today.
As an award-winning dentist in London, we can provide a safe environment using the latest innovation in laser gum bleaching to provide the results you are looking for. To see if you are a suitable candidate today for this expert treatment, book a consultation online or speak with us today.
What Is Laser Gum Bleaching?
Laser gum bleaching, or lightening, is a cosmetic treatment using a minor surgical process to remove discolouration from the gums. You may find the treatment comes under other names such as dark gum treatment, gum whitening, and gum depigmentation, but they all refer to the same process.
Naturally, people will have different gum tones, however, a darkening of the gums can occur to some because of an irritant or staining over time. As it isn’t always a person’s natural gum colour you can see, the process of gum bleaching provides a way to remove any dark pigmentation from the gums to restore a natural, healthy-looking pink colour.
Gum Depigmentation Solutions in London
Gums can be described as helping to frame the teeth, creating a beautiful-looking smile. It is important to have healthy gums and teeth to help with your smile aesthetic overall and not just focus on their appearance. Gum pigmentation is not necessarily an indication of poor oral hygiene, however, some people may be concerned with the colour of their gums and how they appear to others. Laser gum bleaching is the latest way to help brighten your teeth with long-term results.
What Causes Gum Pigmentation?
Excess melanin or long-term use of certain medications can cause patches or black spots on the gums. Although not detrimental to health, this may be considered by the patient as not aesthetically pleasing. People who have darker skin are more susceptible to melanin build-up on the gums too. One of the benefits of gum bleaching is that it can help to keep the teeth looking healthy and white as the lightening of the gums can help make your teeth look brighter.
With gum depigmentation, Melanocytes (cells in the soft tissues that are responsible for producing melanin) are targeted by the laser. This means that their rate of producing melanin is reduced. The gum bleaching procedure is quick and painless for the patient, and in most cases, the treatment can be completed in just one visit. This allows patients to have the option to leave the surgery with pink, healthy-looking gums on the same day. The procedure removes gum depigmentation and helps the teeth remain healthy-looking in the long term.
Gum discolouration can also be caused by amalgam (silver) filling particles that have been absorbed into the gum. Certain types of medication or smoking can cause gums to darken over time as well. By using laser gum depigmentation services, you can have a picture-perfect smile. It isn’t a substitute for good oral hygiene however, but it can help to remove pigmentation. It’s important to maintain a good teeth cleaning routine to ensure your teeth stay healthier for longer.
Procedure for Gum Bleaching
- We initially carry out a detailed assessment to determine the amount and type of pigmentation that is needed for the gum bleaching.
- You’ll be provided with a detailed treatment plan including the costs of laser gum bleaching.
- We use the latest Class 4 Diode laser to carry out the gum bleaching procedure.
- There will be some anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort felt.
- In most cases, laser gum bleaching is finished in just one 20-minute session.
- Some patients will need to have touch-up treatments, but this is dependent on the depth of pigmentation.
- Healing time is quick, in a matter of days, for the vast majority of patients. This is because it provides minimal discomfort during and after the treatment.
Laser gum depigmentation can provide an affordable way of caring for your teeth and can reduce the aesthetic issues you have to provide gum and smile confidence. You can see for yourself the results patients have achieved at Smile Cliniq who have undergone this cosmetic dentist treatment previously.
How Long Does Gum Bleaching Last For?
The results of a single session of gum bleaching can sometimes last for up to 20 -25 years, and in some cases, even a lifetime. However, each patient is different and has needs that require assessment individually. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with a laser gum bleaching cost that is affordable and provides the desired results. Our medical staff have years of experience with laser gum bleaching and are on hand at every stage.
Regardless of the amount of discolouration that you may have, we are sure that gum bleaching can work for you. We will provide you with everything that you need to enjoy your smile and limit the pain experienced.
Contact us today to begin your assessment for laser gum depigmentation treatment. As well as gum depigmentation solutions, we can also provide treatment for a gummy smile and receding gums treatment too.
Laser Gum Bleaching FAQs
Is gum depigmentation permanent?
Yes, gum depigmentation is permanent when performed successfully. With the arrival of innovative laser technology, gum depigmentation procedures are showing impressive results for many people. The chances of the recurrence of gum pigmentation are almost zero when you have laser gum bleaching. Although the possibility of a relapse is small, factors such as smoking, sun exposure and genetic factors can influence the duration.
Is laser gum bleaching painful?
No, the procedure is minimally invasive and will not cause significant discomfort. You will be numb while the dentist works on your mouth as you’ll be given a local anaesthesia before the procedure begins. This will numb your gums, so you won’t feel pain while the doctor is working on your mouth. You can expect some tenderness and numbness after the procedure, and the amount of discomfort depends on how much of your gums had to be reshaped or removed.
Can you fix black gums?
Treatment for black gums will depend on the underlying cause. Conditions such as gum infections or Addison’s disease will usually need treatment with medication. It may be possible to reverse changes in gum colour that are caused by smoking. A doctor should be able to give advice and support to help with quitting smoking.
Is laser gum bleaching worth it?
Gum depigmentation is a safe and effective way of treating discoloured gums. Whilst some people are not too concerned with the colour of their gums, for others, it can be the ideal solution. Whether you feel having treatment is worth it or not is up to you, but we are here to help answer any questions you may have and assess your suitability if looking to proceed, providing superb results for those wanting to improve the overall aesthetic of their gums and smile.
How long does it take for gums to heal after gum depigmentation?
The length of time it will take your gums to heal depends on the severity of your gum pigmentation. It can take anywhere from 2 – 4 weeks, while deeper pockets can take months to completely heal. Because your mouth will be tender and inflamed, a soft food diet is advised for the first few days. You will be given full advice on gum bleaching aftercare from our team.
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