Healthy smiles start at the gums. If you are unhappy with your smile or think you might need a gum lift, read on! Our team of highly-trained dentists can help you get the smile of your dreams (at a cost you can afford) with the most modern technology and latest preventative dentistry procedures including gum lifts, gum reshaping, and gum contouring.


A gum lift is a cosmetic and medical dental procedure that will raise and sculpt the gum line to give the appearance of a longer and more symmetrical smile. Often referred to as gum contouring or gum reshaping and is carried out when a patient is experiencing a loss in normal gumline coverage or when gums cover too much of the tooth surface, causing teeth to appear much smaller than desired.

Gum Lift


There are two major signs that you need a gum lift. The first sign you need one is if you are experiencing a receding gum line where the root of the tooth is exposed. Exposed tooth roots are a sign of periodontal disease and can lead to damage to the tooth, or even tooth loss if not taken care of immediately. Another sign you need a gum lift could simply be feeling as though your gums are too large and covering too much of your teeth. Gum lifts can be a fully cosmetic dental procedure to give patients the straight, beautiful, and symmetrical smile they desire.

  • The root of the tooth is exposed.
  • You have a desire to improve the appearance of your smile.
  • You feel your teeth are “too small” or your gums are “too big.”


No, gum lifts are completely painless. Gum lifts are performed by our highly-trained Scarborough dentists and oral surgeons using local anesthetics to numb the treatment area before surgery, so there may be mild discomfort as the anesthesia wears off. At Ora, we gently and safely manage a wide variety of oral health concerns with the highest level of surgical care possible. Our relaxing environment combined with our state-of-the-art technology will make you feel confident that you’re receiving the best care available. You can sit back and relax, knowing you are in the competent hands of a team that puts your oral health and well-being first.


Getting a gum lift is a great choice when investing in your smile because the results are permanent, giving you a life-long, beautiful smile in one simple procedure. During the procedure, excess tissue is removed to improve the aesthetics of the smile and will not grow back, giving you the smile you want – for a lifetime.

If you are unhappy with your smile due to receding gums, excess gums, or overcrowding teeth – Ora Dental can help! We believe you deserve a smile that you’re proud to show off. Contact us to schedule a FREE consultation or appointment today!

-Ora Dental. Where every visit to the dentist will exceed your expectations.

“Every visit to Ora Dental has exceeded my expectations…” – Matthew Price


Do gums grow back after gum lift?

No! Your gums will not grow back after a gum lift because the bone underneath is also contoured. This ensures life-long results, and no more gummy smiles!

How long does a gum lift last?

In most cases, gum lifts are permanent and don’t need to be repeated. That’s why getting a gum lift is an incredible choice for those unhappy with their smile due to receding gums, excess gums, or overcrowding teeth. The results are immediate, long-term, and beautiful.

Are gum lifts painful?

Gum lift procedures are not painful because the area is completely numbed with local anesthesia. Although the procedure is painless, you may experience slight discomfort during the healing stage. Any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs.

How much is a gum lift?

The price for a gum lift can vary depending on the specific dental office you seek treatment, and also on expertise. The price also varies per case since every patient requires a personalized plan based on the amount of tissue treated. On average, gum lifts or gum contouring can range from $200-$3,000. For only one tooth, the cost ranges from $50-$350 or up to $3,000 for all your front top teeth. Gum lifts are often considered a cosmetic procedure, and for that reason are not covered by dental insurance. However, if your dentist recommends a gum lift for oral health reasons, it may be partially covered by your dental insurance.