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Gum Contouring

The Smile Manchester Clinic is pleased to offer a variety of gum contouring treatments which can improve the look and proportion of a patient’s smile. From reducing what is known as a ‘gummy smile’ to alleviating gum recession, our team of specialized periodontists can advise you on the most suitable course of dental treatment.

What is gum grafting or contouring?

An important part of designing a new smile is considering how the teeth are proportioned to the gum lines that frame our teeth. By carefully manipulating the gum line, we can create an even looking, proportional and naturally radiant smile.

What is gum grafting treatment?

In cases where patients have experienced gum recession, we can graft either synthetic or extra gum from the patient to repair the gum line. This treatment helps keep gums healthy and drastically improves the aesthetics of your smile.

What is a gummy smile?

A gummy smile is when too much gum covers the crown of patients teeth and a large portion of the gums is visible when you smile. This can make the teeth look shorter and affect the overall balance of a smile. Although it poses no medical or oral health risks, it can impact people’s self-esteem and confidence.

How does gum contouring work?

By removing small portions of the gum tissue, more of the tooth’s crown will be visible. The procedure is quick and painless. Our expert team of dentists will gently remove the excess gum, creating a beautiful and balanced smile. Gum contouring may be an ideal procedure for you if you are concerned about the amount of gum that shows when you smile and if you feel your teeth look too small. Although it sounds like a complicated procedure, our team has extensive experience in gum contouring and can help create your dream smile.

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