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Gummy Smiles


We all know how crucial healthy gums are.

But that doesn’t mean we want them getting in the way of the perfect selfie smile.

High, receding and uneven gums can result in a smile that’s more gum than teeth—we call these ‘gummy smiles.’

Luckily there’s a non-invasive fix that can reverse the condition with a single, quick treatment.

Gum contouring, AKA the gum lift, reshapes the gums to give them a more natural shape. In just an hour or less, the treatment gets great results resculpting uneven gums, lowering the appearance of high gums and reversing receding gums.


Gum Contouring – What to Expect

Gum contouring sounds like a drastic measure – but it’s a fast and relatively painless procedure which, in most cases, takes just 20 minutes to an hour.

Some patients report mild soreness or tenderness for a week or so after the procedure. This can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relief. Your Love Teeth dentist can make a recommendation and let you know how best to take care of yourself after leaving the clinic.


Read Our Five-Star Rated Reviews

Our award-winning dentistry is consistently five-star rated. Here’s what our patients say.

Bridget Hanwell
Reviewed on Google

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! I am so impressed with the incredibly kind, professional staff at this amazing practice.We booked in for a check up and was absolutely delighted when we went in to find a child-centric, relaxed atmosphere where my son felt comfortable. The theming of the waiting room is fantastic, and makes a trip to the dentist an exciting experience for a child, rather than a dreaded one, he even looked forward to returning for his filling! Cannot recommend this place enough, definitely a win for Love Teeth.

Dillon Shah
Reviewed on Google

I visited Megna for Invisalign treatment and I am incredibly impressed by the quality of treatment and care she has showed. It has been 12 weeks since I started the treatment and have noticed a significant change to my smile. She answers any questions I have and I can see she loves what she does through her diligence in planning my (complex) case!

Emma White
Reviewed on Google

So friendly and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. The staff remember you and make you feel at ease. Rohan and Debbie just did a filling for me and the whole thing was a breeze, very kind considerate treatment and lovely people. Thank you!

Shannon Joanne Wilde
Reviewed on Facebook

I cant recommend love teeth enough, I’m over the moon with my new teeth. Dr KP and Iggy made me feel relaxed and comfortable throughout every appointment and I am no longer too scared to go to the dentist! the receptionists and hygienists are absolutely wonderful and always so kind. I am honestly in love with my teeth now. They have made smiling possible for me now 😁 and I cant wait to show off my new teeth to the world! thank you so much, you guys are amazing!!!

Lynsey Feltham
Reviewed on Google

Dr KP is highly competent. I am so pleased with my teeth and the service at Love Teeth. The clinic is very welcoming and not clinical like most dentists. Kerry is also a great receptionist and very helpful. Firstly from the consultation with Dr KP I came away so impressed as he understands and doesn’t talk you into anything and explained in depth all the process and answered any questions I had on all the treatments he provides. You don’t feel rushed at all. I really like his expertise and feel completely at ease and confident in his care and I have had the same dentist for over 25 years so never thought I’d say that. He literally did a few adjustments to my teeth and they look amazing! I would highly recommend and I am looking forward to having some more treatments done. Thank you.

Gina Hainsworth
Reviewed on Google

For me to go to the dentist is a miracle, im a cry and run patient. Deryn was amazing made me feel totally at ease and was kind and caring. I was shocked at the atmosphere as previous experience had ruined me. Its a lovely friendly place with no dentist sound and smell. Tailored made treatment. Cannot recommend enough. Also 1st time ever going to a dentist on my own, im 55 😁 so tells you what this place has.

Ann Gardner
Reviewed on Google

Thanks Dr Emmanuel Clozza for my new implant – really pleased with the result. Dr Clozza Love Teeth Stonecot Hill is a true professional and the best dentist. Everybody at the Stonecot Hill Surgery makes you feel at ease – Ann Gardner.

Emma Van Eyssen
Reviewed on Google

I took my anxious son, who had been unsuccessful at treatment with his previous dentist. The team and Dr Woo Young were absolutely fantastic, they were so calm and patient that my son had all his treatment and is happy to go back to see them! Thank you so much, I am very appreciative!


Laser Gum Contouring

The speed and comfort of laser gum contouring make this our most popular option for getting rid of gummy smiles. The laser used in the procedure removes just the right amount of excess gum and seals problem pockets where bacteria thrive.


Surgical Gum

In some cases, treatment may be more effective when the gum tissue is surgically removed. The process is much the same as laser gum contouring, with dental sutures used to seal the gums afterwards.

Why choose Love Teeth?

A Balanced Smile

Our laser and surgical gum contour treatments provide the perfect balance for your gummy smile, leaving you with a proportioned and photogenic look you can feel confident about. We take an aesthetic approach, tackling the issues that concern you most.

Evidence-Based Techniques

Everything we do to correct your gummy smile comes from research, study, and experience. Our skilled clinical team is committed to furthering their knowledge and insight to improve your quality of care.

Meticulous Planning

Before we begin your treatment, we perform a full assessment of your smile. This helps us create a precise custom plan. Our careful planning helps us deliver the exact outcome we’re looking for: your perfect smile.

State-of-the-Art Technology

The clinics at Love Teeth are all equipped with the latest innovations in dentistry. This helps us provide better treatment outcomes more efficiently with an improved experience for you.

A Gentle Approach

From the moment you first call to make your appointment through to your aftercare, we want you to feel confident and comfortable with the care you get. Our supportive team will do everything possible to help you relax and create a positive experience.

Lots of Great Reviews

We love what we do, and it’s great when our patients do too. If you want to know more about the experience we provide, check out the growing selection of five-star reviews and testimonials we’ve built up over the years.


Before & After gummy smiles


This patient’s gums were getting in the way of a perfect smile.


Our crown lengthening brought everything back into proportion.


This patient received veneers which were too short.


We replaced the veneers and finished off with gum contouring.

Meet Love Teeth’s

Gum Experts

The experienced clinical team here at Love Teeth has perfected countless gummy smiles from our modern clinics at Worcester Park, Cheam, Chessington, Stonecot, and Sutton.


To talk to us about using gum contouring to get rid of a gummy smile, get in touch through our contact form or call us now on 020 8337 0629.