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Do You Not Like Your Gummy Smile? There are Solutions!!

September 7, 2012

Do you feel you show too much of your gums when you smile?

Do feel you show more PINK than WHITE when you smile?

Some patients feel that the solution to this problem is extremely expensive and painful.  Gum contouring or laser gingivectomy is actually a common procedure done by Dr. Greg Friedman and Mod Squad Dental.  With the latest in dental laser technology, the procedure is done with local anesthetic, and heals very quickly with 1-2 days.




The above photos are of a 18 yr old female that felt her teeth were small and made her look like a little girl.  Doc did laser gingivectomy on her upper 4 teeth.  The results were AWESOME!!! The patient LOVES her new smile.

If you or someone you know is interested in this procedure, call today for your complimentary consultation.

Dr. Greg Friedman-Smile Imaging Software Showing Patients Possible Smiles

January 23, 2012

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This patient visited Dr. Friedman asking for a new smile.  She had a root canal when she was younger on 1 of her front 2 teeth.  Afterward, the dentist placed “bonding” or composite filling material on the tooth.  The patient at the time was not finish growing and bonding was the temporary choice to restore her tooth after the root canal.  Now that the patient is older, and her facial features are mature, Dr. Friedman spoke to her about a more permanent procedure by placing 2 porcelain restorations on her front 2 teeth.  Dr. Friedman suggested to the patient that she bleach her teeth with our in-office whitening process, Zoom 2, to give her the optimal color choice as her porcelain restorations will never change color and/or shape.  The patient also mentioned she did not like her “gummy smile”.  Dr. Friedman and the patient decided they would do a procedure to expose more of her natural tooth and remove the excess gum tissue on her upper 8 teeth utilizing the laser for fast and predictable healing.  Dr. Friedman imaged the patients before photo and gave her some ideas of her many possibilities of changing her smile.

Visit us again to see her final result and changed smile.  I simply can not wait!!

Got a Gummy Smile?? Dr. Friedman has the Answer!!

February 3, 2011

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , , , — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:46 am


Question: Gummy Smile?
Answer: Dental Gingivectomy-Dr. Friedman did a dental gingivectomy on the 3 teeth on the patients upper right side of her smile showing the difference removing excess gum tissue can make in a persons smile. The gums heal very quickly and are back to normal with 3/4 days. The results………..Bigger, brighter smile. If you have questions about this or any other procedure, do not hesitate to phone the office and speak to Jessica. 858-547-0070