Gum grafting includes contouring and removing extra gum tissue from the area around your teeth. It is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. It is also known as gingival sculpting or gum contouring/reshaping. The whole thing is completely painless.
Why Would You Need to Reshape Your Gums?
While teeth are usually the star of a beautiful smile, we can’t be complacent about our gums when the following cosmetic issues are frequently the reason for the procedure…
- Gummy Smile – Overexposed gums visible when smiling
- Uneven Gums – Asymmetrical gingival contours
- Loss of Papillae – Tiny patches of gum tissue positioned in between your teeth
Deep Gum Pockets – a side effect of not brushing your teeth properly and the buildup of plaque and calculus. Consult with the team of Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry to see if your gum problems qualify you for gum grafting. Remember, if you have advanced periodontal disease (gum disease), you may need gum surgery to repair the damaged gums and protect the remaining healthy tissue.
Will There be any Downtime?
Because gum reshaping is safe, quick, and painless, you can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment, and the results are permanent. Contact the dentists at Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry today to learn more about how gum shaping can improve the appearance of your mouth and smile.
How Much Does it Cost?
The price of gum grafting begins at $1200. Other factors, such as the severity, may increase the cost. Remember that we have payment plan options to suit your budget. Our medical finance partner Medezi covers cosmetic dentistry treatments, including Complex Smile Makeovers, Porcelain Veneers, Invisalign, Crown and Bridgework, Dental Implants, and Laser Gum Lifts & Reshaping.
Remember that your gums may recede over time, so it’s critical to maintain regular dental appointments so your dentist can monitor this. Most importantly, make sure your brushing technique isn’t causing gum damage. Pressing harder will not make your teeth cleaner and will almost certainly harm your teeth and gums.