Gum lifting, also known as ‘gingivectomy’, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure which improves the aesthetics of your smile by ensuring the gum line of your teeth is in the best possible position to show off your teeth.
It is usually done in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments, such as veneers or crowns. The aim of a gum lift is to restructure excessive or uneven gum tissue surrounding your teeth so your gums are symmetrical and in proportion to your smile, rather than having a ‘gummy smile’ where too much gum shows while you smile.
The procedure is quick and relatively painless. The gum area around the front teeth is usually the only area corrected, as this is the most visible section of your smile.
There are no stitches involved, and the procedure is usually very quick and relatively painless. You should be able to eat and drink within 24 hours after surgery, and your gums will heal completely within the week after.
To ensure best long-term results, you will be advised to attend regular follow up appointments with Family Dentist Pakuranga and follow prescribed at-home oral hygiene instructions. This will help prevent infections, further gum recession and keep your new smile looking healthy and clean.
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