Excess gum tissue can make your teeth look small or give you an unbalanced smile.
Reshaping your gummy smile with laser treatment from Dr. Rick Heard is minimally invasive and produces immediate results.
See how board-certified periodontist Rick H. Heard can enhance your smile with gum contouring treatment at his Victoria, TX, practice.
Why Consider Gum Contouring?
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Excessive gum tissue can make your teeth appear short, and an uneven gumline can even make a tooth appear crooked. Cosmetic treatment from Rick H. Heard, DDS, will refine your gumline to improve the appearance of your teeth.
As a periodontist, Dr. Heard is an expert in gum care. He can address advanced oral health issues involving your gums and teeth at his Victoria, TX, dentistry office.
Request a consultation today if you're interested in cosmetic dentistry and altering your gumline, or call:
5-Star Patient Reviews
The TEAM at Gulf Coast Periodontics is first class. Dr. Rick is the VERY BEST!!! Victoria is so lucky to have such a talented and kind periodontist.View on Google
Most friendly and helpful staff ever! Stellar care AND timely appointments. No one wants to have to go to an oral surgeon, but this group works hard to make the best of it.View on Google
Do you feel unhappy about your gumline?
Let Gulf Coast Periodontics reshape your smile. Rick H. Heard, DDS, is a board-certified periodontist who has been helping patients just like you for over 20 years.
What Our Periodontist Can Do For You
Reshaping Your Gums With Laser Treatment
The state-of-the-art dental tool uses a laser to remove tissue, cauterizing the gums. Water is used to hydrate the gums, soothing the tissue after the laser's heat.
Worried About Pain? We Offer Sedation Dentistry
Our Victoria dental practice offers sedation options for patients who have dental phobia or problems staying still. Our anesthesiologists Derrick Garrett and Steve Janececk are board-certified doctors who will prioritize your safety and comfort.
Patient Candidacy For Gum Contouring
Uneven or Gummy Smile
If you have a low gumline that hides your teeth and makes them look crooked or small, it may make you feel self-conscious to the point that you avoid smiling.
Good Oral Health
If you have tooth decay or gum disease, these conditions must be treated by a dentist before gum contouring. Dr. Heard will review your oral health and recommend corresponding treatments.
Contouring can transform a gummy smile into a healthy-looking and balanced one, but it's not a complete makeover of your smile. Before your treatment, Dr. Heard will discuss the changes to your gumline and what your new smile will look like.
The Gum Contouring Procedure
"Laser gum contouring can be completed in a single visit."
Covering the Cost of Treatment
Gum contouring is considered cosmetic dentistry and is usually not covered by dental insurance. Our Victoria, TX, dental practice strives to make treatment accessible to patients who believe their quality of life will improve from dental procedures like contouring.
In addition to accepting all major credit cards and checks, Gulf Coast Periodontics accepts CareCredit® financing. Patients who use CareCredit to cover the cost of treatment can make payments in monthly installments, making treatment costs easier to manage.
If cost is keeping you from seeking treatment for your gums, Dr. Heard and his staff will be happy to see if you qualify for financing.
More 5-Star Reviews From Victoria and Beyond
Very Professional and Efficient. Dr. Heard makes you feel comfortable and I would recommend him and his staff for anyone who needs dental work done.View on this site
The staff are so nice. Dr. Heard made sure I knew everything I needed to know going forward. It was a very comfortable and stress free appointment.View on Google