Gum Recontouring

What is Gum Recontouring or Gum Cosmetic Surgery?

The primary goal of your gums is to protect the teeth from bacterial build up and keep teeth stable and in alignment. Sometimes too much gum tissue can cause the gum to overlap the teeth resulting in a ‘gummy smile’.

Gum Recontouring Dental surgeons are able to improve the appearance of the smile using laser gum recontouring surgery. This procedure is successfully performed with laser at Dr. Elyassian’s office.

Procedure for Gum Recontouring

The aim of gum recontouring is to reshape the gum, remove any excess gum tissue that is overlapping teeth and create an aesthetically attractive smile. Using a laser, your dentist will remove the excess gum tissue and reshape the remaining gum. Occasionally dentists need to reshape the bone at the same time to prevent the gum regrouping and covering the teeth. Patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile further may choose to have dental crowns or dental veneers fitted to teeth during the same appointment. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Elyassian and learn about costs and treatment options by calling 714-730-3746.

Our Location

2010 East First Street Suite 230, Santa Ana, CA, 92705

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  • "Such a caring and wonderful Dr. and team. They had me so comfortable and relaxed during my gum graft i actually fell asleep! His knowledge and technology are superb. Would definitely recommend Dr. Elyassian to anyone!"
    Chelsea M.
  • "Dr. Elyassian and his staff are great. Nice clean office. Very friendly and always give me the best service and treatment. Definitely would recommend."
    Siria R.
  • "I'm so glad I found Dr. Elyassian! I needed a bone and gum tissue graft to fix an issue from a previous dentist and Dr. Elyassian saved the day! He's talented and professional, and he really cares!"
  • "I am amazingly pleased with the friendly and high-quality service I receive every time I go to Dental Implant & Laser Surgical Specialists. Dr. Elyassian's expertise and concern for my overall dental health is truly appreciated."
    Melissa B.