Gum Recontouring

Gum recontouring is most commonly carried out when an individual has a particularly gummy smile, where there is a greater proportion of gum tissue covering the teeth

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This gummy smile can make the teeth look short and square. Generally, this condition is developmental or genetic but may also be caused by certain medications or health conditions. The process of gum recontouring is very simple and relatively painless. Nowadays gum recontouring is carried out under local anaesthetic with electrosurgery or laser tissue removal. Occasionally, there may be instances when small amounts of bone (ostoplasty) may need to be gently removed which you would be advised of at the time of your assessment. It is the bone which acts as a framework for the gums and sometimes can be very thick and bulky.

Healing is swift with lasers and electrosurgery taking just a few short weeks. If veneers or crowns are planned on these teeth after, it is best to wait six weeks with just gum recontouring or up to three months if bone/osteoplasty is performed.

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Why Have Your Gum Recontouring Carried out with Hampshire Dentist in Southampton?

Our Principal Dentist Dr Robin Hanna is experienced in gum recontouring and has undertaken a year long course in Clinical Excellence. Dr Hanna maximises success rates by ensuring that the mouth is free of disease prior to placing implants. He uses meticulous techniques and scientifically proven materials to reduce the risk of contamination and infection. Extensive and genuine aftercare treatment is provided by the Hampshire Dentists team.

 

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