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Gum contouring

Summary

Gum contouring is the removal of excess gum tissue to create an aesthetically pleasing proportion of visible gum tissue to visible tooth surface.

Why would I need a gum contouring procedure?

Patients often undertake a gum contouring procedure if they want to improve the appearance of their smile and increase self-esteem. Common issues that lead to the procedure include:

A ‘gummy’ smile
Teeth that look to short or stubby
An uneven gum line

What’s the procedure and cost?

During the gum contouring procedure, the dentist marks out the excess gum tissue on the patient’s mouth, then carefully trims it away using a special laser. An anaesthetic is normally used to reduce discomfort for the patient. The whole procedure takes approximately an hour to complete, with the gum tissue healing quickly with little or no pain.

Gum contouring costs typically range from £1,200 to £3,000. Prices vary depending on the extent of the work and the location of treatment. Our team of patient co-ordinators are on hand to help you find the most competitive price.

Pre-requisites for treatment

A qualified dentist will be able to advise patients who are unhappy with their smile on whether gum contouring can meet their expectations.

If you’d like to find out more about gum contouring and whether it is a suitable treatment for you, please get in touch with one of our patient co-ordinators who will be happy to discuss your requirements.




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