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Using the most up-to-date techniques and technologies, we offer our patients a wide range of dental treatments,
from routine check ups to complete restoration and cosmetic treatments to ensure you have "Confidence In Your Smile".

Many of the techniques being introduced into the UK have been practiced successfully in the United States for many years. Now, as more and more people in the UK begin to recognise how important their smile is, more and more dentists are offering cosmetic dentistry treatments to a wider range of patients.

One issue that many people have with the quality of their smile is that they are too gummy. Some people can show a lot of gum when they smile. It is not due to any medical condition and nor is it detrimental to the long-term health of your teeth or gums. The sole reason for having gum treatment for this is for cosmetic improvement.

If you mention the phrase 'cosmetic dental work' to most people, they immediately start to think of Hollywood, celebrities and very expensive treatments that people who live in the real world cannot afford. Not all cosmetic improvements have to cost a fortune and a gummy smile is one of those cases where an improvement can be made at an affordable cost.

The most popular treatment for a gummy smile is called gum contouring (basically gum reshaping). Your dentist will use a special laser to trim and shape your gums into the perfect smile. It is a fairly straightforward process done under local anaesthetic. It's also made much easier by the fact that the laser naturally seals up the wounds it makes as the gums are cut away. Therefore, there is no need for any messy stitches which increase the healing time.

Gum contouring is really only suitable for cases where the gums need to be trimmed and shaped lightly. In cases where the cosmetic dental work needs to produce a greater effect, a different surgical procedure may be required. This is a procedure known as crown lengthening, during which the gums are re-shaped, the cut away from the tooth and replaced in the optimum position. Stitches will be required to hold the gums into their new positions, so the healing time is longer for this procedure. Often, after a couple of months, you may return to your dentist when the gums have healed completely to have your gums reshaped again.

For many patients interested in improving the aesthetics of their smile, gum contouring is only one part of the solution. As a treatment, it often forms part of a broader plan. This plan may, for example, also include orthodontic work to straighten a crooked smile. Alternatively, it may also include veneers or whitening to make your teeth gleam.

Many dental practices now offer finance solutions that enable patients to afford the cosmetic work they need to improve the quality of their smile. These payment plans can be especially useful if you are considering a long-term cosmetic plan which will alter your smile over a long period of time. This can involve several visits to your dentist.

Falkirk Dental Care offer 0% finance packages on all cosmetic dental treatments. Try out our finance calculator on the right, you will be surprised at how affordable it is.

The price of Cosmetic Gum Treatment can vary depending on the extent of the treatment that is required.

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    Daniel Midtt Dr Bilal's patient
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    Elizabeth Bourke Dr Bilal's patient
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    His assistant (Beverly) too was amazing, holding my hand and talking to me, even finding music I liked to act as a distraction.

    Ailsa Gosman Dr Bilal's patient
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  • After avoiding the dentist for quite some time, I came to Falkirk Dental Care and cannot thank them enough. Dr. Mohammed made me feel at ease the whole time, explaining all he was doing. I would definitely recommend Falkirk Dental Care

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