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A common cosmetic dental complaint is having a gummy smile. That is when a large amount of gum is on show with your smile.

Some people also describe the condition as having "short" teeth, although in most cases this is a misnomer as your teeth are a standard length but look short due to excessive gum tissue.

By altering the shapes of your gums, we can lengthen your teeth and improve your confidence in your smile.

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This treatment is minimally invasive and in most cases can be carried out in one visit to the practice under local anaesthetic. Our experienced dentist will carefully remove any excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth. If the gum margin is uneven, we will also make it level for all of your teeth.

If some of your teeth are longer than others we can also gently reshape the enamel to make your teeth level. By altering the way your teeth reflect the light we can help to camouflage twisted or misshapen teeth without more invasive procedures, meaning you can have an improved smile very quickly and with minimal intervention.

If some of your teeth are very worn down, as can happen with age and particularly with conditions such as bruxism (tooth grinding), we also offer a range of restorative treatments, including crowns or using tooth-coloured composite material to rebuild worn teeth and make them level.

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