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Gum Recontouring

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Do you struggle with the look of your gums or think you have a “gummy smile”?

At Northern Dental Design, we’re here for you. We’re proud to offer two different treatments when it comes to gum recontouring. Read on to discover which may be right for you.

Laser Gum Recontouring

For patients that may have ‘excess’ gum tissue, laser gum recontouring can be an ideal treatment as it’s designed to gently remove and reshape “long gums” with the help of a non-ablative laser. Generally, most patients who seek this treatment are doing so because they feel they have a gummy smile.

During this laser treatment, we’ll remove some of your gum tissue in an extremely precise way that doesn’t require any surgical involvement. After, you’ll be able to leave our practice with a noticeably “less gummy” smile and return to work the following day. There is little to no downtime at all associated with this treatment.

Cosmetic Injections for Gums

If you’d rather opt for a temporary treatment to correct your gummy smile, cosmetic injections may be ideal for you. During this non-invasive treatment, we’ll inject certain muscles designed to relax parts of your face and smile. This will help control gum visibility when you smile as you won’t be able to raise your lips past a certain point.

The best part? Receiving cosmetic injections for a gummy smile is quick and easy, and completed in the comfort of our own practice. You can expect your treatment to last around 15 minutes, with full results achieved after about one week once your muscles become relaxed.

Learn More Today

Ready to schedule your visit with our team and unlock the beautiful smile of your dreams? We look forward to welcoming you to our practice. Get started today by contacting us to book your first visit.


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

Gum Recontouring Epping, Melbourne Northern Suburbs VIC | 03 9401 1461