Gum Contouring

Gummy Smile Treatment

We can fix a gummy smile with surgical or non-surgical methods.

A smile is beautiful because it represents joy, even if there are dental imperfections.

Unfortunately, some individuals avoid smiling due to concerns their gums take up too much room.

At Smile Creative, we’re dedicated to restoring the look and function of your teeth without any judgement. If you think you have a gummy smile that bothers you, contact Smile Creative! 


What is a gummy smile?

Technically known as excessive gingival display, you may have a “gummy smile” if more than 3mm of gum can be seen above your upper teeth (instead of the average 2mm). 

This can be caused by genetics, anatomy (tooth, gum, lip or jaw issues), poor dental hygiene, altered tooth eruption, or as a side effects of medication.

Treatments for Gummy Smiles

Your dentist will discuss your condition with you to diagnose the exact cause of the issue and determine the best treatment option depending on your individual characteristics. Treatments may include:

One of the things I love most about dentistry is helping you through the whole process in a way where you are listened to and supported, where I’ve earned your trust and helped you be involved in achieving a positive outcome.

Our Promise to You

We promise to listen to you, without judgement! We will help you smile with confidence to make you look and feel your best.

Our ultimate goal is to provide long term solutions to ensure your dental health is stable, comfortable and aesthetic and maintained long into the future.

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Smile Test Drive Process

The Smile Test Drive experience is our planning tool that helps provide the highest quality dental restorations for our patients.

We believe in co-authoring your smile with you to provide you with honest, clear and thorough advice on how best to achieve your smile, as well as discussing alternative options and clearly explaining the benefits and risks of each option.

Your smile design is based on what will look natural for you. Our focus is on creating harmony between your new teeth and your natural facial features.

Our Dental Practice

The Smile Creative Experience

From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll notice the entire feeling of being in our studio is completely different to a typical dental practice. Each room has been meticulously planned and designed to help you feel safe and comfortable. 

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Cosmetic Dentist FAQs

Common questions Dr Karishma gets regarding cosmetic dentistry

Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that reshapes the gum line to create a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing smile. It involves removing excess gum tissue and shaping the remaining tissue to create a more even gum line.


People who have an uneven gum line, excessive or asymmetrical gum tissue, or a "gummy" smile are good candidates for gum contouring. It can also be used to treat gum recession or to prepare teeth for restorative or cosmetic procedures, such as dental crowns or veneers.


Most people do not experience significant pain during or after gum contouring. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to numb the gums and minimize discomfort. After the procedure, some swelling and mild discomfort may occur, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside within a few days.


About Dr Karishma

I’ve lived in Ballarat since 2006, serving the people of Ballarat in my own practice for over a decade. 

I have worked under the mentorship of industry-leading dentists in both small and large practices, helping to restore my patient’s smiles.

Since graduating 19 years ago, I have fallen in love with the combination of providing healthcare while meticulously planning the finer details of smile makeovers and orthodontics, and truly enjoy the artistic elements of designing new smiles for my patients.

At the end of the day, my goal is to help my patients achieve great outcomes, in an environment that is safe, empowering, and judgement-free.

And I’d love to help you too.

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