A Gum Lift involves lifting the height of the gums


Gum-lifts are used to:

Removing excess growth of Gum Tissue changing a square tooth to rectangular tooth

Smiles: Gummy smile reduction (often in conjunction with Porcelain Veneers)

Function: Exposing hidden, healthy tooth to assist in rebuilding the tooth

Aesthetics: Adjusting the Gum-line to improve appearance of the gum, tooth and smile

Gummy smiles are characterised by short, square teeth with excessive upper gums displayed when smiling.

After Gum-lift there will be less gum-line displayed in the smile and teeth length ratio to width should become more appealing with a rectangular length to width ratio.

The Procedure

The Gums are numbed and then the gum-bone is adjusted to the improved shape using an Electrosurgical Unit, Laser or Micro-surgical Blade. Sutures may be placed and care is taken over the duration of healing.


The Result

Gum-lift areas should heal to normal appearing and stable gum-lines within a 1-2 week period.



Gumlift procedures are perfomed using Local Anaesthetic. They are painless. Following the Local Anaesthetic, the procedure involves a Laser or Electro-surgical unit, along with a piezo-sonic instrument and recovery is quick.


Short, “stumpy teeth”

Quite often people can perceive that their smile is unbalanced or shows too much gum or their teeth appear to be too short. This imbalance can be associated with imbalance of gumline levels on individual or all teeth. If the display of gums occurs when smiling, a “gumlift” (minor gingival tissue recontouring procedure) can be undertaken to create increased tooth length and a balanced tooth and gum display.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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