A gum lift, or gingivectomy, is a procedure that removes excess gum tissue and reshapes your gums. As a result, short teeth will appear longer and your smile will look more balanced.
There are a number of reasons a gum lift might be worthwhile. For example, some people’s gums don’t fully recede after their permanent teeth erupt. Others have a lip shape that exposes a lot of gum when smiling.
This procedure is relatively minor and is usually performed under local anaesthetic (the medicine that makes your mouth numb). No stitches are needed and the results are immediate. A gum lift can be done as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other cosmetic dentistry.