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    Gum Contouring

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Gum contouring

If you are concerned about the length of your teeth, cosmetic gum surgery is an ideal procedure.

We can reshape your gum line in order to improve the appearance of your smile.

If your gums are too low, they cover your teeth and can make them appear small. This can be caused by genetics, a health problem or certain medications.

If your gums are too high, too much tooth is exposed and your teeth appear long. In some cases, gum recession causes the root to be exposed, which can result in dental decay and other dental problems. Gum recession may indicate periodontal disease, which should be treated immediately to prevent tooth loss.

For cosmetic gum issues, your dentist will discuss how gum contouring can improve the look of your teeth and smile. Your treatment plan will be tailored to suit your cosmetic needs, and will be written up including the cost involved. Your treatment is usually performed using a local anaesthetic, but for those more nervous patients we offer a full range of sedation options  to ensure your visit is a stress-free experience.

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