Last medically reviewed by : August 24, 2021
Do you feel self-conscious of dark pigments in the gums?
Often caused by genetics, an excess of melanin can build up, which can lead gums to look black rather than pink.
As recommended cosmetic dentists, we understand the perception behind “pink gums are healthy gums”, but as recommended cosmetic dentists in the UK, we know that this is not necessarily true; dark pigmentation does not always indicate diseases or oral problems.
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Getting rid of pigmentation on gums with laser gum bleaching
So, what is gum bleaching? Laser gum depigmentation actively vaporises a very thin top layer of your gum tissue.
This effectively destroys the cells that produce melanin, which causes your gums to look dark).
The new gum tissue will then consequently form during the healing process, which will appear to be pink rather than brown.
As this is an easy and straightforward procedure, the recovery time is typically short with manageable discomfort.
This cosmetic treatment is not suitable for:
Laser Gum Depigmentation vaporises a very thin layer from the top of the gum tissue.
This destroys the cells that produce melanin, and during the period of healing a new tissue is created that is pinker in colour rather than brown.
Recovery times are short and discomfort is manageable!
Depending on how you want your gums and smile to look, to achieve the right degree of lightning, several sessions may be required.
This cosmetic procedure is simple, fast and reported as pain-free.
Taking only around 20-45 minutes, a local anaesthetic will be administered to make the procedure feel as comfortable as possible.
As the same with a lot of our incredible cosmetic procedures, gum depigmentation costs begin from £750 with some patients being able to pay only £40 a month to receive this miracle treatment.
The final bill will include your follow up and review appointments, which are usually conducted two-three weeks after the initial procedure.
On top of this, you can trust that the experience and expertise of our dentists are first-class, for example:
The Bespoke Smile based in Marlow is highly recognized as one of the top cosmetic dentists in the UK.
Having won the Best Practice of The Year Award (2020), we receive an influx of celebrity patients looking to makeover their smiles.
As leaders in the cosmetic industry, we are always furthering our education and passing on our knowledge to other dentists looking to grow in this field.
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