Are you self-conscious about the appearance of your gums? A gum lift may be a potential treatment option to reduce a gummy smile and restore your confidence. The procedure for gummy smile correction involves contouring the gum line to improve teeth-to-gum ratio and form a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Book a consultation at WiSE Dental in Macquarie Park to see if gum lift surgery is a good option for you.
What is a Gum Lift?
A gum lift, sometimes also referred to as gum contouring or gingival sculpting, is a procedure whereby gum tissue is removed from the top of your teeth to create a smile you are happier with. The procedure can also correct issues such as uneven gums and loss of tissue between your teeth. Gum lifts are considered a cosmetic dental procedure that isn’t medically required in many cases. The aim is to improve aesthetics and confidence.
In cases where you have gum recession or loss of gum tissue, a gum transplant or graft may instead be recommended as an appropriate treatment option. This procedure ensures you have enough gum tissue to support the structure of your tooth and prevents bacteria building up underneath your gums and accessing the root of your tooth.