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Gum contouring & gummy smiles Harley Street, London W1

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Gum contouring

Teeth aren’t the only thing that goes into making a winning smile – attractive gums also have a role to play. Too much pink on show can result in a ‘gummy smile’ and uneven gums can lend teeth looking altogether imbalanced.

If you have high or uneven gums, you’ll probably know how much of a pain it is to constantly hide your best asset when you really want to show it to the world.

If this sounds familiar, gum resculpting – also known as the gum lift or gum contouring – could be the answer. The treatment puts a safe laser to work reshaping the gums and restoring your confidence in less than an hour.

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Laser Gum Contouring

We offer laser gum contouring from the comfort of our state-of-the-art Harley Street clinic. Our safe dental laser reshapes gums and reduces the appearance of high gums. The laser also seals pockets between tooth and gum which harbour bacteria. Laser gum contouring is a much more comfortable alternative to traditional surgical contouring carried out in around 20 minutes under local anaesthetic.

Gum Contouring Aftercare

It is common to experience tenderness and mild soreness in the days following the gum contour or gum lift procedure. You’ll find this can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain relief and your dentist will be happy to make a recommendation.

While recovering, continue to brush and floss as usual, taking care not to irritate the site gums. A soft-bristled toothbrush should help and you may also want to avoid hard foods such as seeded bread.

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FEATURED PATIENT STORYHannah Patient of Dr Mark Hughes

Hannah had had orthodontic treatment but still disliked how much gum she showed when she smiled. Hannah also wanted a whiter, broader smile. After a gum lift to get the teeth into a better height-width proportion, her smile was restored with ten upper veneers on her upper teeth. This gave Hannah the outcome she was looking for – a wider smile with great proportioned teeth.

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Gingival veneers

Receding gums are one of the main side effects of gum disease. Once successful periodontal treatment has been carried out and the inflammation of the gums is reduced, the appearance of recession may be even more noticeable. This can make the teeth look long which has the effect of aging your smile, it is where we get the expression ‘long in the tooth’. You may also find that gaps become visible between the teeth as the roots are exposed.

Gingival Veneers are a simple and cost-effective solution to replace the lost gum tissue and restore a more youthful looking smile.

In just two appointments, a tailor made veneer can be produced for you. The gingival veneer is made from acrylic and is removable to allow you continue to brush, floss and use interdental brushes to maintain your oral health and keep further gum disease at bay.

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Chloe Riess

Dr Decker and his team are friendly and skilled. They followed a clear, efficient process with regular appointments and my front teeth were…

Dr Decker and his team are friendly and skilled. They followed a clear, efficient process with regular appointments and my front teeth were straightened in less than six months.

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Jonathan Smith

I am absolutely amazed by the work that Dr Shad Jaff has done in such a short amount of time. I showed up at the clinic’s door steps without an…

I am absolutely amazed by the work that Dr Shad Jaff has done in such a short amount of time. I showed up at the clinic’s door steps without an appointment, after having 16 composite bonds done elsewhere one hour prior to that, and not being at all happy with the result and quite desperate because the other clinic would not finish the procedure to match what I had asked and hoped for. I was nervous and in need of a skilled, understanding and willing doctor. Dr Shad has proven to be that and so much more. He has taken the time to listen and understand exactly what I wanted and what I would be comfortable with. On such short notice, he has booked me in for the following day during his lunch break as the rest of his day was already booked. I came back for the appointment and was greeted in a very pleasant and reassuring way and after an hour and 45 minutes of pure brilliance and craftsmanship, he has managed to restore my confidence and give me the result and look I envisioned. He has shown a lot of kindness, patience and most importantly talent. I left the clinic knowing that although I live in Canterbury, Kent (miles away from London), I will always go back to Dr Shad for any other procedures. Not only a brilliant dentist but also a great guy. Thank you so much for everything, Jonathan.

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Jana Derianová

I had Invisalign and composite bonding done. The result is beyond fantastic! Dr. Shad Jaff did wonderful job. Everyone is very friendly and…

I had Invisalign and composite bonding done. The result is beyond fantastic! Dr. Shad Jaff did wonderful job. Everyone is very friendly and professional. Hygineist, Katherine Arnold is also a star. Thank you all

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gemma Calliste

We had a wonderful experience at the dental studio, Mark Hughes was nothing but patient, kind and dedicated and Iv never seen a more natural set…

We had a wonderful experience at the dental studio, Mark Hughes was nothing but patient, kind and dedicated and Iv never seen a more natural set of veneers!I would highly recommend the dental studio for their overall professionalism and for the quality of work they carry out!5 stars!

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Helena Gresty

I highly recommend Dr Steffen Decker at Harley Street Dental Studio. He listened to what was important to me in achieving my final result with…

I highly recommend Dr Steffen Decker at Harley Street Dental Studio. He listened to what was important to me in achieving my final result with INCOGNITO and was always friendly and approachable. I got a much better result than I was expecting and it was well worth the investment.

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Paul R

Took little over an hour, great price and much better than expected result!!

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Lynne

Brilliant Implant Surgeon – Dr José M NavarroAfter having an infected implant, due to bone loss, I turned to implant surgeon, Dr José Navarro…

Brilliant Implant Surgeon – Dr José M NavarroAfter having an infected implant, due to bone loss, I turned to implant surgeon, Dr José Navarro to help me. The moment I met José, he instilled confidence in me and I knew he could handle my very difficult situation, which involved a bridge and several crowns. After taking out the infected implant, I then waited for the area to heal, and then José completely re-designed that area with new implants and crowns.José’s professionalism, expertise and caring nature are second to none and I am extremely grateful to him for helping me out of what could have been a potentially frightening experience. Thank you so much José.

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Adam H.

i HATE dentists so i was very nervous about this but the staff from the second they opened the door where nothing but lovely. so friendly so…

i HATE dentists so i was very nervous about this but the staff from the second they opened the door where nothing but lovely. so friendly so efficient and the actual appointment was really smooth and my hygienist (i’m so sorry i forget her name she was blonde and friendly with a fantastic smile haha) she was so sweet and reassuring and gentle and made me feel special.

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