Patients are often concerned that too much gum is showing when they smile or that their teeth look too short. At New Tec we offer a range of treatments to remedy what is commonly referred to as a “gummy smile”, such as gum contouring.
Excess gum tissue is marked out by the dentist and then trimmed away using a soft tissue laser which minimises bleeding and post operative pain.
After the procedure, the gum is left to heal. Results are immediately visible. In some cases where a large amount of gum tissue is removed, the healing process may take longer and it may be necessary to trim bone on the front of the tooth root to prevent regrowth of the gum tissue. The results are usually permanent and the treatment is relatively inexpensive.