Gummy Smile | Dr. Alex Farnoosh | Periodontist Los Angeles | Dark Gums

The Total Smile - Cosmetic Dentistry

Advanced Periodontal & Implant Treatment

Gum & Implant Specialist

If you're searching for treatment for a gummy smile or dark gums, trust your care to a skilled professional who knows what it takes to achieve a beautiful result. Dr. Alex Farnoosh has pioneered techniques in the area of cosmetic dentistry that are now widely adopted by other cosmetic dentists. Today, Dr. Farnoosh is best known for gummy smile correction and gum bleaching, the two most popular techniques he offers in Beverly Hills for patients from Los Angeles and beyond.

What We Do
Gummy Smile
While healthy, beautiful teeth and gums are essential for an attractive smile, overexposed gums make many people feel self-conscious and unattractive.
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Gum Bleaching
Patient had generalized heavy gum discoloration. Four weeks post treatment using gum bleaching invented by Dr. Farnoosh.
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Other Procedures:
I can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. As a periodontist in Beverly Hills, CA, I've been helping dental patients for more than 2 decades and understand that your teeth and gums can be important contributors to your overall health and beauty. In addition to specializing in gummy smile correction and gum bleaching, I perform a number of other procedures that can help you have the healthy, radiant smile you desire. Learn how Dr. Farnoosh provides his patients with strong, dazzling teeth to complete their smile makeovers when you request an appointment using his online form or call (310) 657-0503 to set up a consultation. To help make your procedure affordable, Dr. Farnoosh offers several convenient financing options through leading healthcare credit companies.
Dental Implants
If you are embarrassed by missing teeth or tired of not being able to eat your favorite foods, you may be a candidate for dental implants, a permanent way to replace gaps in your smile. An increasing number of my patients choose a dental implant to replace missing teeth with artificial ones that in most cases can't be distinguished from the real thing. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from high-strength titanium that I position in the jaw to anchor a replacement tooth or bridge. Imagine how good it will feel to smile, speak, and eat with confidence, leaving your discomfort behind.
Gum Grafting & Root Coverage
Patients may experience a receding gum line either because their gum tissue is overly thin and delicate or because they are suffering from periodontal disease. Without treatment, most gum recession will continue to worsen and eventually cause bone deterioration, raising the risk of tooth loss. In addition, receding gums, especially at the front of the mouth, look unattractive and unhealthy. To treat gum recession, I can perform a cosmetic gum surgery procedure called gum grafting, which involves transplanting gum tissue to shore up the receding area. Instead of using tissue from a patient's own palate, which causes unnecessary discomfort through an additional surgery, over the past 10 years I have been using AlloDerm, a naturally derived material, with tremendous success.
Bone Grafting & Ridge Preservation
Missing teeth can be cute on a child, but for an adult, it can be unflattering and cause harmful bone deterioration, which may lead to jaw pain, headaches, poor nutrition, and further tooth loss. For my patients who are missing teeth, I often need to reinforce and build up surrounding bone by performing bone graft or ridge preservation treatments before I complete any tooth restoration procedures, such as placement of a dental implant. These procedures provide good outcomes for patients who have already seen some bone deterioration or need to augment the height or width of bone, fill anatomical voids, or correct congenital defects
Periodontal Disease & Treatment
Almost 8 out of 10 American adults over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. If left untreated, gum disease can cause bad breath, swollen and receding gums, extremely sensitive teeth, and eventual tooth loss. Also, independent studies have indicated a relationship between gum disease and development of cardiovascular disease, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, and other conditions such as pancreatic cancer. As a gum specialist, I can professionally treat periodontal disease using the latest technology and laser treatments to help you maintain your overall health.

Why Choose Dr. Alex Farnoosh?

  • Clinical professor at USC / School of Dentistry 
  • Certified by the American Board of Periodontology
  • International authority on cosmetic dentistry
  • Invented minimally invasive gummy smile correction techniques
  • Pioneered patented gum lightening treatment
  • Authored 40+ works in medical journals
  • Trains dentists in gum bleaching and gummy smile treatments
  • Transformed smiles of thousands of patients around the world
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Latest Tips & News:

Los Angeles Dentist Launches New Web Site

Celebrity periodontist and Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Alex Farnoosh recently launched a new Web site with comprehensive information about the latest dental treatments and new features like video and patient before and after photos. Beverly Hills, CA (March 21, 2008)...

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Los Angeles Smile Makeover for Gummy Smile

A recent survey by the American Academy of Periodontology found that 1 in 4 people felt that their smiles’ were too gummy. Dr. Farnoosh, a Los Angeles and Beverly Hills smile makeover specialist, offers an innovative solution. Beverly Hills, California...

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Gummy Smile Procedure Enhances Lips Without Fillers

Beverly Hills gum specialist Dr. Alex Farnoosh creates a new method of gummy smile correction that also enhances the upper lip, making it appear fuller without using any filler material or additional surgical procedures. Beverly Hills, California (December 2009)—Top Beverly...

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Periodontist in Beverly Hills Receives Recognition

Dr. Alex Farnoosh, a periodontist in Beverly Hills, has been recognized by the U.S. Commerce Association as one of the “Best Dentists’ Offices in Beverly Hills” for 2015. Beverly Hills, California (October 15, 2015) – Esteemed periodontist in Beverly Hills...

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