Gum contouring in London is available with the city’s most respected and experienced celebrity cosmetic dentist, Dr Joe Oliver. If you’re looking for a solution for a gummy smile, gum sculpting, contouring and reshaping are all possible solutions for you.

Displaying lots of gum when smiling, or a disproportionate amount of gum around the teeth is often undesirable to many people with a gummy smile. The good news is that a gummy smile can be fixed.

Transform your smile and face with gum sculpting. This takes form either as gum contouring or a gum lift. Depending on the level of gum sculpting needed, your smile can be completely transformed within a few hours.

Book a free online consultation for more information about gum contouring with Dr Oliver. Call the clinic on 020 4579 1354 or email at your earliest convenience. 

View our before and after gallery to see the amazing difference gum sculpting can make.

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Solutions for a gummy smile

Dr Oliver has worked as a dentist to the stars and is now helping improve the smiles and lives of many patients across the capital.

Most people take for granted the impact that gums can have on a smile. That’s because they are usually not visible. But in smiles where the gum tissue is out of proportion to the teeth, the gums become very obvious.

Smiling is so important. And that’s why many patients with gummy smiles seek solutions to remedy this issue.

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Causes of gummy smiles

A gummy smile can be caused by many reasons:

  • Enlargement of the gum tissue, known as gingival hyperplasia or hypertrophy
  • Overactive lip muscles which can expose the gums
  • Overgrowth in the jaw that can cause gums to stick out, known as maxillary excess
  • A short upper lip that fails to cover the gums
  • Gum tissue that covers the teeth, making the teeth look small

Gum shaping for gummy smiles

High gums or uneven gums can be reshaped to change the appearance of a gummy smile. Patients who undergo resculpting work on their gums often benefit from the placement of veneers following a gum lift or gum contouring. This is because the gum is likely to grow back after gum sculpting.

Gum lift and gum contouring

The two main procedures for gum reshaping involve either a gum lift or gum contouring. The amount of gum tissue will determine the type of treatment you will require.

Gummy smiles with 1mm or less of gum can be fixed with simple gum contouring. Treatment involves removing the excess gum tissue. This is usually a painless and simple procedure in which patients will recover in just a few hours.

When more than 1mm of excess gum tissue needs to be extracted, a gum lift is usually the best treatment option. A gum lift is more invasive and will require up to four months of healing time.

Laser gum contouring

The cosmetic dentistry options available to you will largely depend on the amount of excessive gum tissue you have. Book an appointment for more information about laser gum reshaping.

Our laser treatment options are designed to be as efficient as possible, with minimal downtime and natural, long lasting results.

Gummy smile treatment

Dr Oliver’s dental clinic is renowned for its gum contour treatment. We love to see patients satisfied with their new smile, and are ready to help fix yours next.

Whether you’re looking for a more symmetrical gum line, or a new and beautiful smile, Dr Oliver is a highly recommended dentist to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

About Dr Joe Oliver

Choosing Dr Oliver for a cosmetic dental procedure means access to first class treatment in a highly professional dental clinic. Dr Oliver has 30 years’ experience in orthodontic treatment and has even welcomed celebrities including Helena Bonham Carter and Tamsin Outhwaite to his dental practice.

Smile confidently without discomfort. Dr Oliver is focussed on cosmetic improvement and can get you the help you need.

Book an appointment for more information. Call 020 4579 1354 or email We look forward to hearing from you.