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Gum Recontouring

A “gummy” smile can make teeth look short and unattractive. With the ease and comfort of an ordinary blade or a laser, gums can be reshaped to reveal a more appealing smile. With the new technology, not only can it quickly sculpt excessive and uneven gums, it also immediately seals the tissue, helping the patient to heal faster and more comfortably. This procedure can be completed in a single office visit.

Gum recontouring is a safe, comfortable procedure. The dentist will first numb the gums with anaesthetic. Then, with a laser light or ordinary blade, he or she will gently re-shape the gum line, sculpting excessive and uneven tissue. Our gum dentist will use either blade or a diode laser to sculpt your gum tissue. Like any laser, this intense beam of light cuts the tissue quickly. However, at the right setting, it will not affect the tooth structure surrounding and underneath the gums.

How do I get Gum Recontouring / Shaping in Thailand?

Click here to get a quote.  Once this is completed, we will discuss your options with our dentists.
Usually OPG x-rays are required but in the case of gum shaping photographs may be enough. Once you have contacted us we will send you photo instructions. It is not hard and you can do it with the help of a friend or with a iPhone.

Once we have your forms, and photographs, we will then get this to our dental clinic and discuss your options with our dentists. You will usually hear back from us in a week with the dentists recommendation. In the recommendation the dentist will give you a quote and advise you of how long you would need to stay in Thailand. Gum Recontouring / Shaping can usually be achieved in one appointment.

FAQs about Dental Surgery

Will my teeth look bigger than usual?
During gum contouring, dental professionals remove only excess gum tissue that extends down over the enamel. They take care not to expose the roots of the teeth. The basic shape and size of your teeth still determine the final appearance. Still, the results of gum contouring are immediate and can be very dramatic.

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“I didn’t have a lot done but what I did have done was perfect. They are so thorough even down to telling me the correct way to use my toothbrush.”

Cathy traveled with Medi-Cation and received dental work in May 2013.

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*Comparison prices taken from NZ Institute of Plastic Surgery website. Prices from our JCI hospital are based on standard cases. Conversions as of 1st December 2017, rate NZD $1 = 23 THB.