Gummy Smile Treatment Offered by Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles

Beverly Hills, California (February 2010) – Very few cosmetic dentists in Los Angeles offer procedures to improve a “gummy smile” or high lip line. In 1998, Dr. Alex Farnoosh began to utilize a procedure to treat patients with a gummy smile and high lip line. Since then he has offered a convenient procedure to lower the upper lip so that it reveals less of your gum line when you smile.

Television shows that highlight cosmetic makeovers and plastic surgery have increased people’s interest in this minimally-invasive procedure, and many Angelenos come to the office of Dr. Farnoosh, a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, wanting to learn more.

Gummy smile revision is getting more popular at Dr. Farnoosh’s Beverly Hills dental office and there is an increasing demand for treatment from patients from around the world. When you watch the news, read a magazine, or leaf through your old photo albums, you can see that there is a certain beauty to all smiles, because smiles show our inner happiness and enjoyment. But when it comes down to it, some people have unattractive smiles because of discolored or missing teeth, discolored gums, or an upper lip that reveals too much of the gum line when you smile. After the surgery, you’ll enjoy a smile that better fits your facial features and have the confidence to show it off.

Many cosmetic dentists in and around Los Angeles and even throughout the world have asked Dr. Farnoosh for advice on his techniques with regards to lip lowering and how to conduct the procedure. Dr. Farnoosh plans to host seminars for periodontists to teach them how they can better the lives and smiles of their patients.

Lip lowering offers a number of advantages to patients, including:

  • Lip lowering exposes your teeth more evenly and shows off a more “normal” amount of teeth and gums when you smile.
  • The procedure reassures those patients with a gummy smile who are afraid to smile and reduces the amount of self-consciousness you feel every time you show your smile.
  • In general, lip lowering makes the smile more attractive and offers a better “fit” and harmony with the rest of your face.


Dr. Farnoosh is one of the few cosmetic dentists in Los Angeles and worldwide with the experience to offer unique, specialized treatments for dark and discolored gums. His comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry – known as The Total Smile – requires all three elements of beautiful teeth, pleasant-looking gums, and appealing lips. This approach continues to help patients improve their smile, attractiveness, oral health, and self-confidence. When explaining his “Total Smile” philosophy to patients Dr. Farnoosh uses the analogy “You can have the most beautiful painting, but if you put it in an unpleasant frame, it truly detracts from the beauty of the painting. My Total Smile philosophy considers all aspects of cosmetic dentistry to make sure patients receive the total package.”