Gum recession is a common problem which occurs when the roots of the teeth are exposed.
Receding gums is a common issue, so you’re not alone if you have this problem. There are many lifestyle habits which contribute towards receding gums, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live with the insecurity of receding gums.
Have you always felt your gums were the main feature of your smile? If you find yourself feeling insecure about the appearance of your gums, then you’ll be pleased to know that we offer a treatment to reshape your gums for a more even smile.
Our gum reshaping treatment is painless and can transform your smile in a matter of minutes! This guide tells you exactly what to expect from the treatment, how much it will cost and the benefits of having gum contouring.
What Is a Gum Lift?
A gum lift, also known as gum contouring, changes the height of the gums to correct any imperfections with the gums being uneven by reshaping and resculpting the gum line. Gum contouring can transform the look of your smile and is a great way to enhance your confidence if your gums have been causing you to become self-conscious.
Gum recession is usually caused by a number of different reasons, including:
- Brushing too hard
- Flossing too aggressively
- Clenching the jaw
- Grinding the teeth
- Some medical conditions
- Trauma to the gum
- Gum infections
- Orthodontic treatment
- Issues with the position of the teeth
Following a gum lift, the gums will become more in balance with the smile and can leave you with a more confident and improved aesthetic.
While gum contouring is typically carried out for cosmetic purposes, it can also be a treatment used following on from some extreme cases of periodontal disease when the gums become damaged.
The Benefits of a Gum Lift
Cosmetic treatments like gum reshaping can also help if you are embarrassed by a ‘gummy smile’, enhancing the aesthetics and helping to rebuild your confidence.
A gum lift really can be life-changing for any patient as it can transform the smile and work wonders if you suffer from any gum-related insecurities. The treatment can ensure you have healthy gums to complement your smile.
As well as transforming your smile, it also allows your dentist to properly check the condition of your gums to ensure your gums are healthy. The treatment is painless, extremely quick and has been a lifesaver for many of our patients.
Does Gum Contouring Hurt?
Wondering what to expect from your gum lift treatment? Following on from your free consultation, we numb the whole area with a local anaesthetic to ensure the treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible. We also offer IV sedation for nervous patients who require further support during treatment, to ensure a comfortable experience.
The treatment is completed by a professionally trained dentist who uses expert technology for a precise and accurate result. The best news of all? A gum lift only takes around two minutes per tooth!
How Much Does a Gum Lift Cost?
With any dental treatment, the cost of a gum lift will depend on your individual needs, meaning that we give you a specific quote during your free consultation with us. If you’d like to find out more about how much gum contouring will cost you, we would be more than happy to discuss during your consultation.
Gum contouring starts from £125 per tooth and a maximum of £549 for up to 10 teeth, with the option to have 0% finance on the treatment too – meaning that the cost can be spread out for more manageable payments.
Gum Reshaping Treatment in Essex
At our popular dental clinic in Essex, we can help you get the smile you deserve by reshaping your gums to reduce the amount seen when you smile.
At Perfect Smile Spa, we recognise how important a smile is to our patients. This is why our highly-skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists are there for you every step of the way in achieving your perfect smile using gum contouring.
Our dental practice is located in Essex and is easily accessible from most areas around the UK. For more information on our treatments, please get in touch with us or call us on 01708 442 114.