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Gum Lift

The appearance of your smile may be negatively impacted by too much gum showing. When you smile, you want your teeth and gums to be in balance. At Focus Dental we understand how much a balanced smile means to our clients to be confident in their personal lives and also professional engagements. We can discuss your options regarding your gum display and smile based on our experience in smile design, cosmetic dentistry, and periodontics. A gum lift procedure is usually performed on the gums around the upper or lower teeth since these areas often affect your visible smile. Crown lengthening and gingivectomy are among the most common gum lift procedures. Excision, laser or electrosurgery are all fast and simple methods of gingivectomy that will help reduce excessive gum tissue. The crown lengthening process consists of gingivectomy plus bone reduction around the tooth/teeth or tooth root to create a longer exposed part (crown) of the tooth. These procedures are largely pain-free when completed by the professionals at Focus Dental, however, if you experience any pain during or after your gum lift procedure, you can easily manage it with painkillers.

The Gum Lift Treatment Process

There are few risks associated with the cosmetic gum procedure and it is a relatively quick and painless procedure. As the gums surrounding your front teeth are the most visible part of your smile, this is the only area corrected on most occasions, although other areas can be included in gum lift treatment as required.

Using a soft tissue laser, Focus Dental professionals will reshape the impacted gum area, stopping any bleeding and sealing off blood vessels. The procedure is usually quick and relatively painless, and there is no need for stitches.

Your gums will heal completely within a week after surgery, so you can eat and drink within 24 hours. Over-the-counter medicines can be used to control any pain after surgery, and these should only be needed immediately afterwards.

In some cases, surgery may be required. An orthodontic surgeon works in collaboration with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon when performing orthognathic surgery. In order to reduce the amount of teeth and gum visible, the upper jaw (maxilla) can be moved upwards with surgery.

In the case of patients with jaw alignment issues and excessively horizontal growth in the maxilla (upper jaw), this is usually the preferred gummy smile treatment.

An elective tooth extraction, bone and gum reduction (alveolectomy), and a dental implant reconstruction with a new gum design can also be performed to change the gum display and replace broken or rotten teeth at the same time.

A gum recontouring or cosmetic gum replacement method redesigns the gums. It may be the best choice for patients with extensive dental or gum disease, who would benefit from an overhaul instead of tooth preservation. The treatment is also appropriate for those who do not wish or are not capable of undergoing extensive orthodontics or orthognathic surgery.

You can also speak to your Focus Dental professional about gum lift before and after images from treatments we have performed for numerous happy clients.

Combined Gum Lift Treatment and Other Procedures

In some cases, gum lifts are performed as a standalone procedure to enhance your smile. Often we perform this procedure in conjunction with (or prior to) other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, such as crowns and veneers to enhance your teeth, or implants to replace missing teeth. Our Focus Dental team may recommend IV sedation dentistry for more complex oral surgeries. It also allows your dentist to perform multiple aspects of your treatment plan in one session, saving you time and money by eliminating the need to schedule additional appointments. Thousands of patients have successfully been treated safely under sedation at Focus Dental in Blackburn. Our professional team will offer expert advice and the best treatment plan (and a combination of treatments) to ensure you have a healthy and confident smile. For a more optimal (less gum-display) appearance, orthodontic treatment or braces may be recommended. Orthodontic treatment for gummy smiles may take months to years, however, it does not involve an invasive method plus it has the added advantage of correcting a range of other dental conditions like misaligned teeth, crowded teeth or over/underbites. Orthodontic treatment may be the best course of action if multiple treatments are required.

What Is The Average Gum Lift Cost at Your Blackburn Clinic?

Depending on how much gum is removed and reshaped around a single tooth, a gum lift can cost between $150 and $350. Usually, the issue extends beyond the area around one tooth – more often it is a problem with multiple teeth. Reshaping multiple teeth typically costs between $1000 and $3000.

Why Choose Focus Dental in Blackburn For Your Gum Lift Procedure?

It’s possible to change your life by improving your smile. Cosmetic dentistry does more than just improve the appearance of your teeth, it also restores and improves the health and integrity of your teeth. We accomplish this by focusing on every detail, starting with the initial consultation, covering the treatment plan, the treatment, and finally the follow-up care.

Our dentists at Focus Dental in Blackburn are highly skilled in gum lift treatment procedures and are experienced and friendly. Our team provides you with exceptional dental care and will make sure you are aware of all your options. We can help you with gummy smile treatment today. We also offer paediatric dental careimplant dentistryteeth whitening and regular dental check upsBook an appointment with us and take the first step toward a happy and confident smile.