Gum contouring in Newcastle NSW

Sculpt your gums for a more confident smile with the experienced dentists at Charlestown Dental Centre.

When excessive gum tissue is disproportionate to the teeth, it can affect your appearance and, ultimately, self-esteem. On the other hand, receding gums are a common cause of concern for your oral health. Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping or gum sculpting, is a cosmetic dental procedure that can even out your gum line to enhance your grin and protect your teeth from decay.

At Charlestown Dental Centre, we offer gum contouring in Newcastle NSW personalised to your needs. Utilising state-of-the-art laser technology, our experienced dentists achieve excellent results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Book an appointment today and smile with confidence again. 

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Tired of a gummy smile?

Gum contouring is often used to correct gum lines for patients with excessive gum tissue. This quick and non-invasive procedure may be the right treatment option for you if you have:

  • An irregular gum line
  • Gums that appear too low 
  • Gums that are disproportionate to your teeth

Sound familiar? Book a consultation with the friendly dentists at Charlestown Dental Centre to enhance your smile with painless laser technology.

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Noticed receding gums?

You may be a candidate for gum contouring if your gums are receding. In this case, gum reshaping can help to ward off tooth decay. During the treatment, your dentist will add gum tissue by grafting your own gum tissue or sterile donor tissue. 

While recovery from this procedure usually takes longer than standard gum contouring, it can be the key to protecting your oral health, teeth and smile. Arrange a consultation with one of our dedicated dentists today to discover whether this is the right treatment for you.

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Our gum contouring process


Your in-depth consultation will include a thorough review of your current gums and smile. During this appointment, we will guide you through exactly what to expect during this treatment, discuss your desired results and answer any queries you may have.


Gum contouring will be performed in the chair at our clinic, where you will be administered a mild local anaesthetic to numb your gums. At Charlestown Dental Centre, we utilise a soft tissue laser to reshape your gums and improve the gum to teeth ratio. The soft tissue laser is an innovative dental technology used for precise sculpting and treating of tissue in the mouth. This treatment tends to take approximately one hour, and usually requires one to two sessions.


Post surgery, ease the pain by taking over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil, eat soft foods, and avoid spicy foods. It may take a few days to a few weeks for gums to heal completely. Make sure to follow our instructions on when and how to brush your teeth following the procedure. 


Arrange a consultation for gum contouring in Newcastle NSW

For any questions or concerns regarding gum contouring and the procedure involved, please ask one of our dental professionals. At Charlestown Dental Centre, we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when it comes to your cosmetic dental procedure. Visit us today and become one step closer to flashing your smile proudly.

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Frequently asked questions

What is gum contouring?

Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes and/or removes excess gum tissue using laser technology. In the case of gum recession, this dental procedure works to restore gum tissue. It is generally performed if you feel that your gums rest either too high or too low, as it can considerably improve the overall look and feel of your smile.

Ready to rebalance your gums? Book an appointment at Charlestown Dental Centre today.

Do I need gum contouring?

In most instances, gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that isn’t medically necessary. However, your dentist may recommend gum contouring for oral health purposes. For example, gum contouring may be used within a treatment plan for periodontal disease if nonsurgical options have not been effective.

To determine whether gum contouring is the right procedure for you, please book an appointment at Charlestown Dental Centre today.

Does gum contouring hurt?

No, gum contouring does not hurt when performed by an experienced dentist using laser technology. The laser emits a beam of light that removes and cauterises tissue without any incisions or bleeding. Plus, you’ll receive local anaesthesia to numb your gums and prevent pain before the procedure begins.

However, you may feel some tenderness and discomfort while your gums are healing from this treatment. To minimise discomfort during recovery, you can take over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil.

How long does gum contouring take?

The length of this dental procedure varies according to the degree and complexity of gum contouring required. As a general estimate, it tends to take between one and two hours. 

How long does it take to recover from gum contouring?

There is little downtime after gum contouring, but it can take anywhere from one week to two months to fully heal depending on the degree of treatment. As your gums will feel tender initially, you should brush your teeth gently and only eat soft, cool foods for a couple of days following the procedure.

How much does gum contouring cost?

The cost of gum contouring depends on the extent of reshaping required. At Charlestown Dental Centre, we personalise every treatment plan and provide written estimates following your initial examination. For more information on prices, please contact us or book a consultation online for gum contouring in Newcastle NSW.

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