Bich Ngoc Le, D.D.S.
Emmy Mary Le, D.D.S.
Catherine Chi Pham, D.D.S.
GARDEN GROVE
CALL: 714-531-1088
14364 Brookhurst St., G.G., CA 92843
Dr. Le specializes in family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and children dentistry. Dr. Le serves patients from neighboring Lakewood,
Cerritos, Westminster, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley. If you need a cosmetic dentist, family dentist, children dentist, or dental
implant specialist, please give Dr. Le a try. We will do our best to meet all  your expectations.
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LONG BEACH
CALL: 562-491-5529
906 E. Anaheim St., L.B., CA 90813
Bich Ngoc Le, D.D.S.
Emmy Mary Le, D.D.S.
Catherine Chi Pham, D.D.S.
Gum Contouring – Eliminate Gummy Smile

Gum contouring shapes the gum line to create a more even and beautiful smile.
Also known as a gum lift, this procedure is most commonly used to eliminate
“gummy smile”. Removing gum tissue to create more even looking teeth is
achieved through contouring, or a reduction of gum tissue near the crown of the
teeth. Gum contouring can be performed with the use of a scapel, an electrosurgery
unit, or a diode laser to achieve great results in as little as an hour.

Gummy Smile or excessive gum around the teeth is caused by several factors,
including:

•        Too much gum growth around the teeth
•        Failure of gum lines to recede after childhood development of teeth
•        Uneven or mismatched gum lines
•        Varying gum heights within the mouth

Gum Contouring Procedure

An experienced cosmetic dentist will be able to perform gum-contouring treatments
quickly and with maximum pain-control. In most cases, patients need only a few
Advil over the course of several days. In most cases, there is minimal bleeding and
the tissue heals within a couple of weeks.

Who Benefits from Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring can result in the development of bright, white smiles that display a
minimum of pink gum line.  It can be a cosmetic dentistry procedure to achieve the
smile you've always wanted.

Your cosmetic dentists will determine the appropriate technique on an individual
patient basis.  Gum contouring creates a pleasant and aesthetic balance between
the amount of visible tooth and gum area for a more attractive smile.