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Gum Lift/Reshaping

All about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, tooth whitening, crowns, bonding, bridges, orthodontics, and more.

Gum Lift/Reshaping

Postby faith87 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:34 pm


I have a really gummy smile and was wondering if anyone on here has had a gum lift or knows anything about them? I was wondering how much it costs and if you also have to have veneers placed on your teeth as well? I'd like to try and fix my smile without veneers so that's why I'm curious.

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Postby dchahn » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:20 am

Visit a large number of reputed dentists across your area & have a detailed look at their before & after surgery pictures before consulting anyone.
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Re: Gum Lift/Reshaping

Postby pennylane1284 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:35 pm

I agree. Dental clinics may have different rates, so it would be better if you go to several clinics. Besides, you're not really sure if a gum lift is what's recommended for you. There are other ways to fix gummy smiles, like gum contouring or reshaping. Also, veneer application will really depend on the general look of your teeth, so you need to go to a dentist so he/she can assess your condition.
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Re: Gum Lift/Reshaping

Postby MB50 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:30 am

I have very tiny teeth and a gummy smile and am getting a gum lift/crown lengthening and veneers. The periodontist is doing the top 10 teeth and the cost is $7500-Ouch. Then I have to wait 2 months for the gums and tissue to heal. I will be getting 6 Feldspathic veneers at $1600 each by my regular dentist-another big OUCH!

My dentist is a perfectionist and I really trust that he will do a great job. The cost seems high, but he uses a superior lab and the best products.

I have been studying people's veneers and have noticed that the gum tissue margin is quite puffy and swollen on many people. I asked my dentist about this and he said that the fit is not quite right. I certainly do not want to get red swollen puffy gums!!! Anyone else get red puffy gums with veneers?
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