Gum Lift and Recontouring


What Is Gum Recontouring?

Gum contouring is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves reshaping or removing excess gum tissue.

Gum surgery is typically only done on the front teeth. re-Contouring your gums can make a dramatic difference on the overall balance and look of your smile.

What is the gum contouring Procedure?

Below is a basic outline of the gum surgery procedure.

  1. local anesthesia will be applied to the gums in order to numb them. The type of numbing you receive for gum surgery may vary depending on factors such as the extension of the area to be treated.
  2. Gum surgery involves the removal of excess gum tissue to re-contour and reshapes as planned for an aesthetic outcome.
  3. This gum lift procedure typically takes around twenty to thirty minutes, and recovery is quick with minimal discomfort.


There are problems that can delay the gum lift operation. Occasionally, patients may have a significant amount of bone growth in their mouths as well.

An excess amount of bone growth will get in the way of the gum lift procedure, so bone recontouring will have to be done together with gum surgery.

After either of these operations, veneers may be fitted depending on the condition of your teeth to give your teeth a brighter, more natural smile.