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!
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.
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.
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.