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Gum Lift

When you smile, do your gums show more than your teeth? Or do you find your teeth look too short? You may have what is known as a “gummy smile.” A simple and minimally invasive procedure known as a gum lift can help you enhance your mouth. Designed to raise and sculpt your upper gum, you can achieve the appearance you want by exposing more tooth structure – all without even touching your teeth. Let our cosmetic dentists in Ivanhoe examine your mouth to advise if you’re a good candidate for a gum lift.


Genetics, abnormal development of your teeth or jaw or even a side-effect of certain medications can all play a part in showing too much gum. Fortunately, the solution to restoring your smile is much easier than you think.

A gum lift is a small surgical procedure that is carried out under local anaesthetic. It involves reshaping the gum tissue to your desired appearance. Your dentist may remove some of the underlying bone or extend the teeth with crowns in order to create a more symmetrical smile.

Treat your gummy smile today

You don’t need to be self-conscious about your smile any longer: speak to us about a gum lift treatment. At Dentists of Ivanhoe, we offer premium customer service along with payment plans and easy-to-book appointments, including after-hours. That’s why we’re the first choice for locals in Ivanhoe, Bulleen, Kew and surrounding suburbs.



To arrange a consultation with our dentists in Ivanhoe, or for any enquiries, please call our clinic today.


Here are some frequently asked questions to get to know us better.
A gum lift is minimally invasive, and you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb your mouth during the procedure. While you may feel some tenderness and sensitivity in your mouth and gums after the local anaesthetic wears off, there should be minimal pain experienced, if any.

Healing will take anywhere from one week to ten days. We recommend that you rest up for at least 24 hours following your surgery. We will advise you on what foods, drinks and activities to avoid to give your gums a chance to successfully heal. You may resume brushing your teeth as normal, but proceed carefully and gently.