Gum & Teeth Shaping

When you think about improving your smile, many patients instantly look at their teeth.  However, misshapen gums can also cause aesthetic problems.  Here at Westbury Dental Care & Implant Centre, we offer gum and teeth shaping to improve minor defects that benefit the aesthetics and structure of the mouth and smile.  Uneven gums are often too low or too high for a number of reasons.  This can consequently affect the current appearance of your smile and can causes teeth to be out of line or crooked in appearance.  Get in touch with our team of expert dental professionals today by calling us directly on 020 8942 8943!

Dedicated to dental excellence, creating healthy brighter smiles.

Gum Reshaping

Gum reshaping is a dental cosmetic treatment that helps to improve the overall appearance of a patients’ smile.  Although gum reshaping is not essential, the treatment does offer various benefits and can significantly improve overall dental health.  Gum reshaping is a treatment that can be performed alone or as a part of a smile makeover treatment plan, alongside other treatments such as Invisalign®, composite bonding and dental veneers.  Gum reshaping is generally a safe, effective and fast procedure that has minimal risks involved.

The procedure for gum reshaping is virtually pain-free as we use the latest technology and dental equipment to achieve the best possible results.  A local anesthetic will be applied to the numb the specific area where we are treating and in some cases, the bone at the front of the tooth’s root may be removed to achieve long-term results.   After treatment, it’s likely that you may experience some mild soreness in and around the gums where we have operated but patients can easily manage this mild pain with recommended painkillers.


After treatment, it’s important to rest for a few days and allow your gums to heal.  We will advise you on the best practices and how to best manage any mild pain and the healing process at the consultation process so that you are fully informed.  For the first few days, we highly recommend eating cool and soft foods that apply limited pressure to your gums such as eggs, pasta and soft vegetables.  It’s also important to keep up with daily dental hygiene habits and practices to best look after the health of your gums.

Tooth Reshaping

Tooth reshaping – also known as tooth contouring – is another in-demand cosmetic dental treatment that we offer at Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre.  This procedure is for patients that are looking to correct or improve chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth in just one session.  Tooth reshaping is often a treatment performed in ‘’mini smile makeovers’’ as it’s a procedure that aims to achieve subtle but noticeable differences in the aesthetics of a smile.  If you’re looking to alter or improve the length, shape or position of your teeth, tooth reshaping could be the ideal cosmetic treatment for you.

Tooth reshaping can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or a treatment in combination with others such as gum reshaping, teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding.   It all depends on your personal goals and aspirations.  For tooth reshaping, only a small amount of tooth enamel is removed to contour your problem tooth into a more pleasing shape for an improved smile.  You’ll be glad to know that this minimally invasive cosmetic treatment is virtually pain-free, inexpensive and fairly straightforward.

The Procedure

Before we go ahead with tooth reshaping, we will firstly need to examine the current state of your teeth and dental health as it’s important for teeth to be healthy in order to withstand reshaping.   If teeth are healthy, the dentist will go ahead with the treatment and use the latest equipment and materials to minimise or eliminate the imperfections of the surface of your teeth.  Once imperfections are removed and teeth are reshaped, we will then polish and smooth down your teeth for the best possible appearance.  The procedure is really simple for our experienced dental professionals but sometimes we will also recommend cosmetic bonding as an additional treatment if teeth are gappy.

Dedicated to dental excellence, creating healthy brighter smiles.

Contact Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre

Do you require gum or teeth reshaping?  If you’re looking for minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatments that can often be performed and completed on the same day, call Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre today directly on 020 8942 8943.  Alternatively, if you prefer to email, use our contact form and submit your enquiry!