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Gum Treatment


Gum Treatment Melbourne North West


Gum Treatment in Melbourne Dental Couture
Gum treatment is a procedure to resolve a gummy smile or what some would call prominent gums. If this is a concern for you, we have a variety of solutions. Our dentists at Dental Couture at Melbourne North West will diagnose why you have a gummy smile and which treatment is appropriate. Whether you have hypermobility of your top lip or worn teeth, we offer customised solutions to help.

Types of Gum Treatment at Dental Couture Melbourne


Each smile is unique and if you are unhappy with yours because you have more gums than teeth showing, we can help. Gummy smiles can be a result of short teeth, worn teeth, gingival hypertrophy or hypermobility of the upper lip. Each situation requires its own treatment, and a thorough diagnosis will help determine the correct one. The following are the gum treatments we offer at Dental Couture in Melbourne North West.

Each smile is unique and if you are unhappy with yours because you have more gums than teeth showing, we can help.

Gummy smiles can be a result of short teeth, worn teeth, gingival hypertrophy or hypermobility of the upper lip. Each situation requires its own treatment, and a thorough diagnosis will help determine the correct one.

The following are the gum treatments we offer at Dental Couture in Melbourne North West.

SOFT TISSUE LASER GUM RECONTOURING

It may sound painful, but gum recontouring is a very popular and comfortable treatment. When gums are too long or large, a soft tissue laser can be used to reshape your gumline so your teeth can be the focus of your smile. We use a topical and local anesthetic to minimise discomfort and the laser helps seal blood vessels, keeping the treatment clean and low stress. You will not feel vibration or heat, and the laser helps reduce blood and swelling, meaning your recovery is quicker. This minimally invasive treatment can resolve oversised gums and get you smiling again.

SURGICAL GUM TREATMENT

This procedure is for patients who require more than a little gum to be removed or if the bone needs recontouring. This is a common procedure often used in regenerative dentistry to treat gum disease. During surgical gum treatment, a local anesthetic will be applied for your comfort and you will feel mild pressure and/or vibration. Recovery and downtime are minimal as gums quickly heal and over-the-counter medications will reduce inflammation and resolve any pain you may have. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities right away.

BOTOX TREATMENT

Botox can be used to calm an upper lip that rises too high when smiling. Botox treatments are often associated with cosmetic procedures, and since hypermobility of the upper lip is not a medical issue, Botox is a relatively easy way to ensure your upper lip doesn’t interfere with your smile. The relaxing effect of this treatment will allow your teeth to show while keeping your gums where they belong, behind your upper lip.

PORCELAIN VENEERS

Porcelain veneers are thin coverings that fit onto teeth to hide imperfections such as discolouration. In some cases, a gummy smile may be the result of teeth that are too short due to wear, trauma or genetics. While it may seem impossible to repair, these teeth do not need to be replaced, thanks to veneers.

We can use porcelain veneers to cover and lengthen teeth that are too short and cause a gummy smile. Your teeth will be prepared and then we fit the veneers onto your teeth to improve them both in function and aesthetics. Many patients use this opportunity to not only lengthen their teeth, but also improve colour or alignment if needed. We use porcelain veneers for durability and because they look most like your natural teeth.

Our Happy Patient


Kim M.

Wonderfully helpful and friendly service from everyone at the clinic. Procedures were explained well beforehand and the treatment and follow-up has been excellent. Thank you! Can’t recommend highly enough!

Kim M.

Overview of our Gum Treatments


Gum Recontouring with a soft tissue laser to reshape the gumline
Gum Surgery to remove larger amounts of gum or reshape bone
Botox to calm the upper lip so only your teeth shine when you smile
Porcelain veneers to lengthen and improve the shape of teeth

Customised Treatments


If you have a gummy smile, we will design a customised treatment plan to fit your needs and goals. Keep in mind the above may not suit everyone and some patients might require other services instead of or along with gum treatments. For example, if your teeth are crooked above your gumline, it might be in your best interest to align your teeth before gum recontouring. We understand that each situation is unique and all of our patients have different goals. Our dentists are committed to listening to you and working with you to find the best treatments so you get the smile you desire.

If you have a gummy smile, we will design a customised treatment plan to fit your needs and goals. Keep in mind the above may not suit everyone and some patients might require other services instead of or along with gum treatments.

For example, if your teeth are crooked above your gumline, it might be in your best interest to align your teeth before gum recontouring.

We understand that each situation is unique and all of our patients have different goals. Our dentists are committed to listening to you and working with you to find the best treatments so you get the smile you desire.

Our Happy Patient


Sarah A.

I used to dread going to the dentist until I started coming here. The staff are so friendly, it’s a clean, sterile environment and I always feel good about my teeth after I leave each visit.

Sarah A.
Benefits of Gum Treatment in Melbourne Dental Couture

Health Benefits of Gum Treatment


Social media has raised the demand for smile improvement procedures like gum treatment. But a beautiful smile is not all you get with this common cosmetic procedure. In some cases, enlarged gums may be associated with an oral health issue, which can be detected and resolved with gum treatment. Gums that are damaged by infection may be removed resulting in a lowered risk of future gum infection. Here are more health benefits of gum treatment:

Health Benefits of Gum Treatment

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Benefits of Gum Treatment in Melbourne Dental Couture

Social media has raised the demand for smile improvement procedures like gum treatment. But a beautiful smile is not all you get with this common cosmetic procedure.

In some cases, enlarged gums may be associated with an oral health issue, which can be detected and resolved with gum treatment. Gums that are damaged by infection may be removed resulting in a lowered risk of future gum infection.

Here are more health benefits of gum treatment:

A healthy and balanced smile

Reduced risk of future gum infection
Improved teeth shape can lower the risk of tooth pain or damage
Improved overall oral health

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Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in yourself. We make smile upgrades affordable for the whole family with our flexible payment options. Receive further insights into our services, service costs, and next steps with our informative free price list.

What to do After Gum Treatment


Once you have had gum treatment, your dentist will provide personalised instructions for the healing process. The general guidelines include the following:
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Most treatments require minimal downtime with patients going back to work the same or the next day, your dentist will let you know what to expect so you can plan

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Pain is usually minimal and for those who need it, over-the-counter medications often resolve it
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Gums will be sensitive while healing, treat them with care by eating soft foods to allow the tissue to heal properly
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Do not drink with straws as this can interfere with healing and blood clotting at the gumline
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Talk to your dentist about brushing with a soft tissue toothbrush so you can have an idea of how often and how long is ideal
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Ready to Upgrade Your Smile?


If you have a gummy smile and are interested in gum treatments, schedule a visit with us today. We will do a full examination and evaluation and work with you to create the ideal treatment path to bring you the smile you want.

Ready to Upgrade Your Smile?


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If you have a gummy smile and are interested in gum treatments, schedule a visit with us today.

We will do a full examination and evaluation and work with you to create the ideal treatment path to bring you the smile you want.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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