A gum lift, or gingivectomy is a procedure that removes excess gum tissue and reshapes the gums. As a result, short teeth appear longer and your smile will look more balanced.
There are a number of reasons for which a gum lift may be worthwhile. For example, some people have gums that don’t recede fully after their permanent teeth erupt. Others have a lip shape that exposes a lot of gum when smiling.
Here at Dentalcare West, the procedure is relatively minor and is usually performed under a local anaesthetic. We are able to use advanced lasers in most cases and no stitches are required. Best of all, the results are immediate. A gum lift may be done as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other cosmetic dentistry. Sometimes a more surgical approach is required but a consultation with a dentist will help determine what you need.
To find out more about having a gum lift, or to book an appointment, contact our friendly reception team on (09) 818 8855 today.