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.

Becky La Frenais

So far my experience has been fantastic. The dreaded root canal treatment. I can honestly say I never felt a thing, during and after. Vikesh and Claire were amazing and made me feel very much at ease. Highly recommend the Dental suite! I can’t wait to see the final result!

Jayne Woodcock

I have undergone bone grafting and dental implant surgery over the last 10 months. Adam and the Dental Suite teams at Leicester and Loughborough have been exceptional in their care and are a credit to their profession. They have been responsive to all concerns raised and have gone over and above to support me through some tough times.

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.

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.


After an awful experience with cosmetic bonding at a different dental practice, I found The Dental Suite. The service was exceptional from the very first phone call. All staff made me feel very welcomed and safe with their safety measures put into place. Dr Sanita and Emma Whiteoak were very reassuring throughout the whole process and valued my opinion. I am very happy with the outcome of the cosmetic bonding. Thank you!

Janet Workman

I would like to thank everyone at the Dental Suite for all the work they have done to make me smile again! A big thank you to Adam who put my dental implants in,I had every confidence in his work and he’s made an excellent job. I would definitely recommend the Dental Suite for any dental treatment.

Kathryn Loasby

After many years researching dental work, I am so so pleased I opted for The Dental Suite. My treatment was worth every penny (the Dental Suite offers very fair finance options) and my only regret was not doing it sooner! I am absolutely over the moon with the results, my confidence is through the roof and I cannot stop showing off my new smile! Thank you so SO much!

Zakir Daud

Maryam has been excellent and gives my son a really good hygiene clean every time. I have also had dental work carried out here and they have been excellent.


Anna has been amazing throughout my treatment, always explaining everything to me. I finally had my braces off today and I’m so happy. Rebecca was also so helpful.

Rivers McLean

I’ve literally just come away from the practice after having my first single tooth implant procedure. I was super nervous, however, Kal & Gina both made me feel at ease by treating me as an individual and not just a patient sat in their chair.



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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