Gumlift / Gum Recontouring


Gum Recontouring

You may look at your smile and think, “My teeth are pretty but my smile is too gummy” or “My teeth do not look long enough.” The solution to this problem may be a gum lift. Gum lift, also known as gum-line contouring, is a cosmetic dentistry treatment in which your gum volume is reshaped.

How Gum Recontouring Enhances Your Smile

Experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Paige Woods, uses laser dentistry technology to reshape gum tissue, with the ultimate purpose of giving you a great smile. Many of our gum lift patients seek out cosmetic dentistry because they are unhappy with the following:

  • Teeth that look like they are too short
  • Bulging or excessive gum tissue surrounding your teeth
  • Uneven gum line
  • When you smile, excessive gum tissue shows

When looking at what is considered to be a beautiful smile, it's not only nice teeth that you see; you also see a symmetrical gum line with an aesthetically pleasing ratio of gum-to-tooth. If your teeth remain partially covered by your gum tissue, we can remove enough of this excess gum to showcase your teeth, and create the right proportion for your smile.

 Asymmetry of gum tissue is another common problem, when there are one or two teeth that have a lower gum line than the rest of the teeth in your smile. This is distracting and takes away from the beauty of your smile. Evening off the gum lines of these teeth will make the whole smile look better, bringing the ratio of gum-to-tooth closer to ideal.

The Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Lift Procedure

The gum lift procedure is a relatively simple process, and once completed, you'll instantly see your results. The two main technologies our dentists use for a gum lift are:

  • Waterlase® MD
  • ezlase™

These are laser technologies. Laser dentistry enables our dentists to perform procedures that are less invasive, less painful and more effective than ever before. Many of the gum lifts at Brighton Dental are performed with the Waterlase® MD. This innovative technology combines laser energy and a spray of water to reshape gum tissue. The ezlase™ is a soft-tissue diode laser that our dentists may use for gum reshaping.

If you live in or around San Diego or the surrounding Southern California areas and are interested in a gum lift to recontour your gum line, please call Brighton Dental at 619.722.3381 to schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentists.