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Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring

When a gum line is uneven with an excess amount of gum tissue showing above the teeth through a smile, it is said to be a “gummy smile”. This condition makes the teeth look shorter and it is generally unpleasant to the eyes.

This condition is not harmful to a person’s oral health, but the confidence and self-esteem of such patient can be significantly affected. This is why at Ryan Dental; we offer expert services on gum contouring so you can have your dream smile. To find out more about gum contouring, its procedures, and how you can benefit from it, you should read on.

What Are The Causes Of A Gummy Smile?

Several factors cause a gummy smile. They include:

  • Genetics: people are likely to inherit their teeth from their parents or ancestors.
  • The improper eruption of teeth. This means that some tissues of the gum have partially hidden the teeth.
  • A hyperactive upper lip which allows more gum line to show when a person smiles
  • A too-short upper lip which exposes more of the gum tissue.
  • Long gums also called gingival hypertrophy.
  • Vertical maxillary excess: this condition makes the gum to appear bulgy

How Can A Gummy Smile Be Fixed?

Gum Contouring

At Ryan Dental located on Harley Street, London, we are concerned about your confidence. This is why we use the cosmetic procedure known as gum contouring to reduce the amount of gum that appears when you smile. With us, you do not need to keep being unhappy about your gummy smile. Visit us today or call on 020 71833709 to book an appointment.

What Are The Procedures Involved?

In gum contouring, the first step involved is having a consultation. Our team of professionals will enlighten you on the available options and get to know if you will love to undergo the gum correction treatment. If you do, we will then fix a date for you to get your procedure done.

When it's your appointment date, we will enhance your comfort by using a local anaesthetic on you, so you do not feel any pain. When you are ready for the procedure, we will then remove the excess gum that shows off when you smile gently and with great care. When this is done, you will have more of your teeth showing and a wonderfully built gum.

The gum contouring procedure at Ryan Dental does not take so much time to be carried out, that means only a little fragment of your day will be needed for this procedure, and once you are done, you will have more than enough time to rest in the comfort of your home.

How Long Does It Take To Perform Gum Contouring?

At Ryan Dental on Harley Street London, gum contouring procedure generally takes about 15 - 45 minutes to be completed. However, the duration depends on the number of teeth involved.

Gum Contouring

Does It Hurt?

No. we usually carry out this procedure using a local anaesthetic to help numb the area. However, it may take about two weeks for the gums to heal completely. Within these two weeks, you should not experience much swelling.

Contact Us

At Ryan Dental, we care about your smile, and we want you to look better. If you do feel uncomfortable about your gummy smile, you do not need to worry anymore.

Give us a call on 020 71833709 to book an appointment, or you can visit us on Harley Street, London.

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