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What is a gum lift?

A gum lift (also known as gum contouring), is the process of raising and resculpting the gums to increase the visual size of the teeth and create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. This treatment is indicated for those patients with a ‘gummy’ smile or who are self-conscious about how small their teeth appear. A simple gum lift can restore the teeth to the correct length, thereby enhancing the overall smile.

At Studio Smiles we perform laser gum lift treatment. Compared to the traditional approach, a laser gum lift is:

  • Pain-free
  • Quick
  • With no bleeding
  • Comfortable healing

Enhance your smile and increase your confidence by calling Studio Smiles for your laser gum lift. Book an appointment today at our Bayside Studio with one of our highly qualified team members.

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Why do I have a ‘gummy’ smile?

A ‘gummy’ smile can occur for a few different reasons.

They include:

  • An excess of the gum tissue
  • Hormonal influence
  • Genetics
  • Hyperactive lips / oral muscle
What are the benefits of a gum lift?

A gum lift will enhance the size of your teeth by lengthening them to their maximum potential. Your gum line will also be reshaped to be more harmonious with your natural smile arc.

Long-term solution
A gum lift is a permanent procedure, so you won’t ever have to be self-conscious about your smile again.

A balanced smile
The gums are the frame for the smile, and so by evening out your gum levels you’ll also even out your smile for a straighter, healthier look.

Get treated with comfort and care. Book an appointment today.

Do gums grow back after a gum lift?

A gum lift is permanent, meaning the gums will not grow back once the treatment has occurred. This one-time treatment means you’ll never have to think about a gummy smile again. Feel confident in yourself every single day.

Is the gum lift process painful?

Our gum lift process here at Studio Smiles is completely pain-free. We use soft tissue lasers to ensure you don’t feel a single thing and feel completely at ease throughout the treatment.

Should I get a gum lift?

Gum lifts are actually quite common, however not everyone is in need of one.

You may decide that you want to proceed with gum lift treatment If you:

  • Have a ‘gummy smile’
  • Have teeth that appear too small
  • Have an uneven gum line
  • Are preparing for porcelain veneers and want a balanced gum line

If you’re unsure whether a gum lift is for you, our highly qualified team will be able to chat you through any and all questions and concerns you may have. Book an appointment today at our Bayside Studio.

What is the recovery process after I’ve had a gum lift?

Recovery time is minimal, with most patients back to their normal day-to-day life the very next day. Some patients may experience mild sensitivity to hot and cold stimuli as the newly exposed tooth surface gets acclimatised.

What are my treatment options?

Soft Tissue Laser
This amazing piece of technology allows us to proceed with certain gum treatments completely pain-free for you. Different to the traditional way of using a scalpel, it allows for a smooth treatment and faster healing time.

At Studio Smiles, we take pride in our transparent approach. We endeavour to make the entire process clear for you so that you understand exactly what is happening, what can be done and the likely outcomes. We find that taking this extra time for a thorough approach means our patients stress less and feel better quicker.

Will my treatment hurt?

Here at Studio Smiles, we take pride in our emphasis on pain-free dentistry. We understand that going to the dentist can be daunting and that there are certain procedures you may find uncomfortable, so we use the latest techniques and technology to make you feel as comfortable as we possibly can. We also offer oral and IV sedation to take the edge off where needed, which means you can wake up to the smile of your dreams without remembering a thing! Book an appointment today.

How much will this cost me?

Costs will vary depending on the individual and the treatment necessary. We believe in a transparent approach, so we make it a rule to provide all relevant treatment options and costs, including the advantages and disadvantages where relevant. This is an important part of our informed consent process. Patients may choose to opt for one of our interest-free payment plans to have their smile transformed now, while having the flexibility to pay later on their own terms. Payment plans can help alleviate the financial barriers to a healthy mouth. We want to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the next steps throughout your entire journey. Book an appointment today.


We’re one of the only clinics in Melbourne who work under an operating microscope at 10x vision allowing us to treat you with the utmost precision and accuracy.

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We strive to establish rapport and trust to help you feel completely confident on your smile transformation journey.

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Why choose Studio Smiles Highett ?

Flexible Payments

Visiting the dentist can be costly. That’s why we’ve come up with our ‘Smile Now, Pay Later’ solution. With interest-free payment plans for Highett patients, you’ll be able to pay on your own terms.

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Dental Expertise

With over 40 years of combined dental experience serving Highett, we know what it takes to achieve the smile of your dreams. We’ve thought about every detail so you can feel completely confident.

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We’re on a mission to show you that visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be unpleasant. Our professional dentist team focuses solely on you and any concerns you have for an enjoyable and painless experience.

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