Straight, white teeth play a primary role in an attractive smile. However, gums also balance smile proportions. Dr. Don Mungcal brings these esthetics together beautifully, with cosmetic dental surgery at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles.
Ideally, three millimeters or less of gum tissue shows between the tops of “smile teeth” and the bottom of the upper lip. Gums should form symmetrical half-ovals where they meet teeth. Tissue ought to be a healthy coral pink color to showcase white teeth.
Cosmetic dental surgeries
Crown lengthening – Dr. Mungcal uses this procedure to reduce a “gummy smile.” With advanced laser instruments, a small portion of gum tissue is removed to make teeth look longer. Numbing is not usually necessary, there is little or no bleeding and swelling, and gums heal quickly. Visual improvement is immediate.
Pinhole gum rejuvenation – Gum disease, trauma, or orthodontics may cause gums to recede. This exposes a yellowish portion of tooth root that is not protected with white enamel. In addition to marring your smile, this is a prime spot for sensitivity, and for cavities to start. Dr. Mungcal uses a minimally invasive technique to gently manipulate gums back into position.
Pinhole gum rejuvenation is an innovative alternative to:
- Conventional gum graft surgery, which requires stitches and substantial healing time.
- Gum contouring, a laser technique used to reshape uneven edges of soft tissues for a more uniform smile.
With the pinhole method, there is no cutting or stitches, and minimal pain, bleeding, and postoperative swelling. The tiny opening, made to reposition gum tissue internally with special instruments, shrinks in a day. The patient sees instant cosmetic improvement. With good oral hygiene, the results can last for many years.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mungcal to learn more about gentle cosmetic dental surgery at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. Call 213-863-9464.
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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal
is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.
With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal
makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.
graduated from UCLA
and the University of the Pacific Dental School
and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society
Dr. Tara Mavadat
was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!