What is a Gum Lift Treatment?
A gum lift (also known as gum contouring/reshaping or crown lengthening) is a procedure used to expose more tooth structure due to excess gum tissue. It can be done either by laser or surgically depending on the situation.
A gum lift at our Melbourne dental studio will begin with a consultation, where your dentist will be able to assess your mouth and talk you through the treatment process. Taking into consideration how severe your issue is, we can offer a customised solution to ensure you achieve the results you want.
The treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic, but we’d be happy to discuss our sleep dentistry options if the thought of the procedure still makes you anxious. Actual procedures differ depending on the individual patient, but it may involve reshaping the gum tissue, removing underlying bone or using crowns to extend the teeth.
Is a gum lift right for you?
If you feel like your gums are too high or too low, this can lead to your teeth looking disproportionate or a “gummy” smile that you may wish to correct. Gum lifts are part of our cosmetic dentistry treatments at Brunswick East Dental Studio, and could be a good solution for you if you have:
- An uneven gum line
- Gums that look too high or too low
- Long or disproportionate teeth
- A smile that looks too “gummy”
The above conditions can be caused by the abnormal development or your teeth, genetics or something else. Gum lift treatments are not intended to solely be a cosmetic procedure; since uneven gums can lead to serious dental problems such as tooth decay or loss, it’s important to treat them as soon as possible.
The dentists at Brunswick East Dental Studio can also talk you through the options we have to strengthen your teeth and take care of your overall oral health, such as dental implants to replace any missing teeth.
There are several causes of a gummy smile:
Crown Lengthening (Esthetic):
Achieve the smile you want at Brunswick East Dental Studio
With general, cosmetic and emergency dentist treatments at Brunswick East Dental Studio, people around Melbourne visit us to achieve the smile they want. Offering a relaxing environment, state-of-the-art techniques and friendly, knowledgeable dental experts, you can visit us for gum reshaping and other oral treatments in the knowledge that you’re in good hands.
We get to know all of our patients on a personal level, making sure their visit to the dentist is stress-free, even if they usually dread it! That’s why our patients visit us our dentist whether they’re in Northcote, Clifton Hill, Fitzroy North, Carlton, Coburg and other local Melbourne suburbs.
Don’t delay your appointment
Uneven gums can lead to much more serious issues, so be sure to book an appointment in our Melbourne clinic as soon as possible. Just give us a call on (03) 9380 1204 or contact us online and we’ll discuss your dental health and get you booked in.
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