A gum lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that recontours and reduces “gummy” smiles with the use of laser technology. This treatment is suitable for patients with excess growth of gums over teeth or uneven gum line. The treatment involves removing the excess gum to expose more of the tooth. This procedure is also suitable to lengthen the appearance of teeth and make them look longer and more attractive. This is a soft-tissue procedure involving the gums.
Is a gum lift suitable to you?
A gum lift is suitable for a variety of patients, such as those who have gummy smiles or uneven gum lines. Genetics play a major role in the cause of a significant amount of gums, but other factors include long maxillary alveolar bone, misaligned teeth, short lips, gum disease, and protruded teeth.
How long does it take to heal?
Recovery time depends on the individual patient. A gum lift treatment will take approximately 1-3 weeks to properly heal.