Your would think that Cosmetic Dentistry is just about improving the appearance of teeth, but it is also about your gums too. Some people have a gummy smile which they find makes them feel conscious about smiling. Or some are happy with the overall appearance but their gum line is uneven. At our cosmetic practice in Clapham Junction, Battersea we can carry out a procedure to help improve this. This procedure is called Gum Reshaping or a Gum Lift.
How do you do Gum Reshaping?
This procedure is carried out under a local anaesthetic for your own comfort. It is a quick procedure and the results are instant. We use a special diode laser which removes the gum whilst reshaping the arch. There is no bleeding as the laser quarterises the vessels, also giving us a clear field of vision. Slowly we work on each tooth reshaping until the gum line and height is even.
There is a limit to how much gum we can remove. Only a safe amount of gum is removed. We can usually remove enough gum to make a big difference on the appearance.
This procedure can be done on its own or with a combination of other treatments. Patients usually choose to have this done if they have Porcelain Veneers or Crowns. It give a more even and beautiful result.
Does it hurt?
No. We numb the area first. You may experience a little soreness the following day. We recommend you do warm salt water mouth rinses for a few days after to help the healing.
Who carries out this treatment?
The treatment is carried out by our Cosmetic Dentist. Our Cosmetic Dentist in Clapham has many years of experience carrying out this sort of treatment. We will consult with you first about the effect you wish to achieve and what is actually possible.
How much is the treatment?
The fee for this treatment depends on how many teeth need reshaping. Sometimes just a single tooth can make all the difference, whereas a full arch may be needed to obtain the maximum effect.