Gum Contouring Nottingham


Get Rid of Your Gummy Smile

A gummy smile can stop you from smiling the way you want to – and that can be a big setback in today’s selfie-obsessed age.

Feeling low in confidence about your outer smile can affect your inner smile, too, leaving you low in confidence and self-esteem.

If you live with a gummy smile or high, uneven or receding gums, you’ll probably know the feeling – but treatment could be much quicker and easier than you think.

Gum contouring – or a gum lift – is a fast and painless procedure using a laser or surgical techniques to resculpt uneven, high or receding gums. The gum lift is carried out under local anaesthetic, and you can usually leave the clinic within the hour with just the right amount of gum on show.

The Dental Suite offers both surgical and laser gum lifts.


Understanding Gum Contouring

Sometimes referred to as a gum lift, gingival sculpting, or gingivoplasty, gum contouring uses the latest techniques to improve the appearance of your gums. At The Dental Suite, we offer two highly effective treatments to reshape your gum line.


Laser Gum Contouring

This procedure uses a beam of laser to recontour the gum line, leaving just the right amount of gum. The laser also seals gum pockets where bacteria collect, contributing to the onset of gum disease and tooth decay. Thanks to the speed and comfort of the procedure, as well as the short recovery time, laser gum lifts are the most popular option for getting rid of gummy smiles here at The Dental Suite.


Surgical Gum Contouring

A surgical gum lift achieves the same effect as a laser gum lift using traditional surgical techniques instead of a laser. Afterwards, the gums are sealed with sutures.


Gum Contouring Aftercare

Gum lifts can usually be carried out in under an hour, with an average treatment time of 20-30 minutes. To minimise discomfort, your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic before starting. It takes around a week for the gums to fully heal and you may experience tenderness or soreness for a few days afterwards. Your dentist can recommend over-the-counter pain relief to help manage any discomfort.

For up to a week afterwards, you may experience some mild soreness as the gums heal. Any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relief medication.


The Benefits of Gum Contouring

Gum contouring boosts self-confidence by redressing the balance between teeth and gums.

Removing a small portion of gum tissue gives your teeth a fuller appearance. These simple cosmetic changes help you smile, talk, and laugh with ease.

  • Reshapes & eliminates gummy smiles
  • Resculpts uneven and high gums
  • Choose from laser or surgical treatment
  • Fast, painless procedure with short recovery time
  • Puts an instant smile back on your face
This is How We Do It!

Our team uses an innovative 3D-printed stent to reshape and recontour gums to make perfect smiles.

Before & Afters


Consistently Five-Star Rated

With 1000+ five-star reviews online, The Dental Suite is Nottingham’s top-rated clinic for quality care.

Bryonie Luxton

Brilliant staff, welcoming and professional. Lots of support over my braces journey, would definitely recommend to anyone needing ortho or dental work

Temi Abioye

Currently undergoing a treatment plan to get braces with these lovely people and so far I’m very impressed with the quality of their services. Overall the service and atmosphere of this practice is excellent. I would 100% recommend.

Amar Solanki

I had Enlighten Whitening and Cosmetic Bonding work done, this was all complete within a rapid 2-3 months of an initial check up that I was due to attend for over a year. Dr Sanita, Emma and all other staff made me feel at ease throughout the process with the highest level of care and service. I am extremely impressed with my results and will continue to use The Dental Suite into the future!

Adam Emmott

I decided to get a second opinion from the team at the Dental Suite. I was introduced to Vihesh and his colleague Claire who specialises in this area. He was incredibly knowledgeable, polite and answered all my questions clearly. He put together a treatment plan and successfully sorted my troublesome tooth. I have been pain free for over six months since the procedure. Thanks Vihesh and Claire! I highly recommend this dental practice

Claire Archibald

Absolutely amazing from start to finish, my daughter has never smiled so much since having her braces. Anna was great and explained the process and kept us up to date at each appointment. Kieran made Tia’s final smile by composite bonding. Incredibly natural look. All the nurses we had the chance to see were amazing, especially Keily. Loved the football banter we had! The reception staff were also really accommodating. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Emma,Emma and Sarah.

Sinan Kose

Really nice especially for people like me who are typically anxious. Also let me play music while getting fillings 10/10

Kawshala Jayawardhena

Fantastic with my children. Everyone is so kind and takes time to explain. Ana was most excellent when we went for an orthodontic appointment. Explained everything so well to my son and us. Thank you dental team.

Zhijia Yang

I had an implant fitted over 5 years ago by Kal and I am very happy. I am currently having another implant fitted by Kal and his assistant Amy. The staff are very friendly, helpful and highly professional.

Holly Thornton

Started going to this dentist over a year ago to get composite bonding, the dentist lady sinitta was constantly very accommodating and informative!! I felt very comfortable getting this new treatment done with her. My whole experience here has been great! Definitely recommend going to this dentist, I will certainly be back.

Joanne Wright

Would definitely recommend the service at the Dental Suite West Bridgford. I had been looking for a dentist who would be able to help me with composite bonding, ahead of my wedding day. The team here were incredibly helpful, completely understanding of my position (and my nervousness of visiting the dentist!) and helped me every step along the way!



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Gum Contouring in Nottingham

If you’d like to talk to The Dental Suite about reshaping your gums with gum contouring, call us now or send a message through our contact form.

The Dental Suite
67 Melton Rd,
West Bridgford,
The Dental Suite
7-9 Rutland Street,
The Dental Suite
27 Park Rd,
LE11 2ED