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Improving gum appearance

It is not just teeth that can affect our smile, gums can to. Issues such as excessive gums or gums that have an unhealthy colour can have a negative impact on the way you look and feel. At Pain Free Dentistry we offer a range of cosmetic procedures that will transform your smile and make your gums look healthy. You don’t have to be unhappy with your teeth and gums, any issue can be fixed.

Gummy Smile

Excessive gums are also known as a gummy smile. A gummy smile is when a large amount of gum is visible when a person smiles. While this does not bother some people, it can knock other people’s confidence. There are quite a few reasons why you might have a gummy smile and these are put into two main groups. The issue is either face or lip related or teeth and gum related.

If the problem falls into the face or lip category it means your teeth and gums are normal size and the issue is elsewhere. The issues could be any of the following: Upper lip is too short, upper jaw is longer than normal or your upper lip has mobility issues, meaning it can move to easily.

If the cause is teeth and gum related the issue could be any of these: Your gums are overgrown due to poor hygiene or mouth breathing, your teeth have erupted more than they should have or your teeth are worn down so your upper teeth have moved down. This can mean your gums have moved down to.

The way you are treated for a gummy smile depends on what the cause is. We have many solutions to this dental issue and these include: Orthodontics, gum contouring or gum lift, jaw surgery or B.Tox injections.

Gum Reshaping and Contouring

If you are unhappy with your smile because of your gums then gum reshaping could be a solution. This procedure is preformed to treat a gummy smile or to give you balanced smile. Gummy smiles have too much gum but also having gums that sit too high can be an issue to.

When a gum lift is preformed, local anaesthesia will be applied to the gums so they are numb. If you have anxiety about the dentist you can talk about other sedation options. The surgery involves a laser light that will be focused on the problem area. The laser will reshape your gums and seal the blood vessels at the same time. The procedure does not take long to complete and you will not have to worry about recovery or stitches as the laser will seal any wounds.

A treatment like this is perfect for patients who want a proportionate smile. You can discuss with your dentist about gum reshaping and contouring.

Gum Bleaching

Dark color gums can make your gums look unhealthy, which in turn can have a negative impact on your confidence. This is an issue that can be fixed with a procedure called gum bleaching. Gum bleaching is a safe method that involves removal of pigmentation with a laser. It is a simple solution that will give you healthy looking gums. This treatment is painless, your gums will heal in 2 -3 days and it only takes one short appointment to complete.

No matter what the problem is there is a solution. Any of these procedures will improve the appearance of your gums and will transform your smile. Contact us today to get started on your dream smile.

It’s important to replace missing teeth for reasons other than your smile appearance. When you have missing teeth, your adjacent and opposing teeth can move out of alignment, this can cause a disruption to your bite pattern and impact on your overall oral and general health.

Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution. They look, feel and function as normal teeth allowing you to talk comfortably, eat all your favourite foods and eliminate gum pain, which is experienced by many people who wear dentures. If you are looking for dental implants treatment, please give us a call on (02) 8999 5128. Our practice is located at 77 Marion St Harris Park NSW 2150.

Interested in working with a cosmetic dentist who appreciates your needs and comfort?


77 Marion St, Harris Park


(02) 9635 5166