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Valeri Sacknoff, D.D.S

Dr. Valeri Sacknoff is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been consistently recognized as a “Top Dentist” in San Diego.

Robbi Wilson, D.D.S

Dr. Robbi Wilson is a member of the American Dental Association and has been recognized as one of San Diego Magazine’s “Top Dentists.”

Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry

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15725 Pomerado Rd.
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Poway, CA 92064

Cosmetic Gum Recontouring

Excess gum tissue along the teeth can lead to what’s often called a “gummy smile.” This condition makes the teeth appear too short, and can ultimately be the cause of extreme self-consciousness when simply opening your mouth to smile. The good news is that the gums can be reshaped with advanced cosmetic gum recontouring procedures. Our cosmetic dentist in Poway, Dr. Valerie Sacknoff, utilizes the Diode Laser technique in many gum reshaping treatments, a non-surgical procedure which typically leads to faster healing and a much quicker recovery. Laser gum recontouring can significantly enhance the appearance of your gums and give you a beautiful new smile!

What are the benefits of laser gum recontouring and gum lifting?

Cosmetic gum recontouring, also referred to as gum lifting, is designed to “trim” excess gum tissue so that more of your teeth and less of your gums appear when you smile. Gum lifting with Diode Laser technology can provide patients with a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduction of excess gum tissue
  • Improved balance and symmetry of the gums
  • Faster healing
  • Less bleeding
  • Reduced swelling
  • Virtually painless treatment

How does laser gum lifting work?

Once you have met with our experienced dentist for an evaluation, a customized treatment plan will be created to give you the best possible results from laser gum lifting. During the procedure, a wand emitting high-intensity laser energy will be gently guided along your gums, precisely removing excess tissue and reshaping the gums with incredible accuracy. The entire laser gum lifting procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete. Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, you should feel little to no discomfort during treatment.

If you would like more information on cosmetic gum recontouring, please contact Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry today. One of our dentists will be happy to meet with you for a consultation.

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