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Are you unhappy with the look of your smile due to an uneven gum line that makes your teeth look too small or too large? Cosmetic gum surgery can correct these and other problems by reshaping the gum tissue around your teeth, helping create an attractive, balanced smile. At Dr. Jose Valenzuela Jr.'s dental practice, an onsite periodontist can correct misaligned or excessive gum tissue in the Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico-area. We use the most advanced technology to treat cosmetic issues involving gingival tissue. Our goal is to sculpt symmetrical smiles for all our patients.
Dr. Valenzuela describes what periodontal disease is and how it can affect a patient's health. He explains what periodontal therapy he offers at his office and how they can help patients achieve a healthier smile. He also offers advice for at-home care to reduce the amount of plaque and tartar on the teeth.
Common Cosmetic Gum Problems
Healthy, luminous teeth may be the most important component of a vibrant smile, but having healthy gums that are proportionate to the size of the teeth is also very important. Periodontal cosmetic surgery can reinvent your smile by correcting various issues, including:
A gummy smile is caused by excessive gum tissue covering more surface than normal of a tooth's crown. To correct excess tissue, our skilled periodontist at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center can perform a crown lengthening procedure to expose the optimal amount of a tooth's surface.
Gum recession occurs when your gums shrink and expose a part of the tooth roots. Tooth root surfaces do not have an enamel layer and are a different color than tooth crowns. They have a yellowish tinge, which can make your smile appear unhealthy or less attractive.
Apart from the cosmetic aspect, gum recession can also undermine your oral health. Exposed teeth are more susceptible to decay, and when left untreated, gum recession can sometimes lead to tooth loss. Our periodontist can treat these issues through gum grafting, which conceals exposed roots using gum tissue from another part of the mouth.
Gum contouring can address an uneven gum line, which occurs when some of your teeth are covered by more gum tissue than others. At our dental practice, we use soft tissue diode laser, which can precisely and effectively remove gum tissue to create an aesthetically pleasing smile. As the laser works, it simultaneously seals the soft tissues, which makes the procedure comfortable, and aids in faster healing.
Advanced Technology in a World-class Facility
Dr. Valenzuela employs the latest technology and sedation dentistry at his practice to ensure his patients receive the best care in a world-class facility. The specialists at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center will ensure that your gums are disease-free before we initiate a cosmetic treatment. If any gum disease is discovered during your initial consultation, we will address it first with procedures such as root planing and scaling (deep cleaning).
Our Baja California-based dental clinic is conveniently located for patients living in Palm Springs, Imperial Valley and Mexicali, Yuma, and surrounding areas.
Additionally, we offer comprehensive dentistry services at a fraction of the cost compared to other dental clinics in the United States. Our Baja California-based dental clinic is conveniently located for patients living in Palm Springs, Imperial Valley and Mexicali, Yuma, and surrounding areas.
Reinvent Your Smile with Periodontal Surgery
Cosmetic gum surgery can be done on its own, or as part of a comprehensive smile makeover treatment plan, to result in a dramatic transformation. Contact us today to learn more about periodontal surgery or to schedule your personal consultation.