Cosmetic Dentistry in Belleair
A beautiful new smile is a great way to quickly enhance your appearance and give yourself a confidence boost!
Dr. Gumm has over 30 years of experience in creating smiles that look both natural and aesthetic. He has had special training in dental restoration and is able to use a wide array of procedures to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Whether you want a small cosmetic adjustment or a full, comprehensive smile makeover, Dr. Gumm will give you the results you are looking for.
Highly Skilled & Experienced Cosmetic Dentist
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Gumm completed extensive training in aesthetic dentistry, including graduate programs in restorative dentistry and in prosthodontics—the dental specialty of the optimally aesthetic and functional restoration of smiles. Thanks to his training, he is familiar with all the intricate details that go into creating a beautiful smile. Dr. Gumm also ensures that the treatment is functionally sound and results in a well-aligned bite.
Dr. Gumm is member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, an invitation-only dental organization that awards membership to select dentists after demonstrating advanced knowledge and competence in smile restorations. To share his knowledge with others in the dental profession, Dr. Gumm has lectured on cosmetic dentistry at universities and at many national, state and local dental meetings.
$59 New Patient Exam Special
If you are visiting our office for the first time, you can take advantage of our New Patient Special to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options. Your visit will include:
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Consultation with the doctor
- Digital X-rays
- Find out about your treatment options
*Offer expires October 22nd
Detailed Planning & Preparation
To achieve the best results, Dr. Gumm follows an exact protocol for every cosmetic case, which includes extensive planning and preparation.
The doctor will first conduct an in-depth consultation with you so that he has a clear understanding of the look you would like to achieve. To assist him in treatment planning, he will take photos of your current smile and can use removable dental material to show you what a small change will look like in your mouth.
For extensive makeovers, Dr. Gumm will also make a model of your teeth and of his proposed smile design for your approval. This allows you to make any adjustments to the design that you would like. Additionally, Dr. Gumm can craft a temporary model of your new smile that you can try out in your mouth, so that you can see exactly what the final result will look like before you begin with treatment.
Dr. Gumm uses a wide variety of procedures to enhance a person’s smile. Our cosmetic procedures include:
Porcelain veneers are very thin porcelain coverings that are used to change the shape, size and color of teeth. Veneers can sometimes also be used to repair minor structural damage, such as a small crack, and they can be used to close small gaps between teeth. Porcelain veneers provide a fast, dramatic smile improvement with treatment often being completed in just a few visits.
Like veneers, porcelain crowns can be used to improve the shape, size and color of teeth. Crowns are often used when teeth are also in need of structural repairs that are greater than those that can be accomplished with veneers. Dr. Gumm meticulously crafts crowns that are aesthetic and natural-looking, strengthen the teeth and result in a well-aligned bite.
Our practice provides in-office teeth whitening with the Zoom! teeth whitening system. In about an hour, you will be able to lighten your smile up to eight shades! For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth in the at home, we also provide Zoom! home whitening kits.
Dental implants are the modern solution for missing teeth. They feel, look and function like real teeth, and with proper maintenance and care, they can last a lifetime. Dr. Gumm provides skilled and experienced dental implant treatment.
Implant-supported dentures can be used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They can be made to be permanently fixed-in like real teeth, or removable by the patient. Both options provide complete stability in the mouth as well as greatly enhanced chewing power.
New Teeth in One Day
Dr. Gumm provides permanently fixed-in teeth during a revolutionary one-day procedure known as “New Teeth in One Day.” With New Teeth in One Day, the doctor extracts any remaining teeth and places implants and a full new set of teeth during one appointment—usually using only four implants in each arch. Thanks to carefully-engineered positioning of the implants, the procedure doesn’t normally require any bone grafting.
A dental bridge is a series of connected crowns that can be used to replace one or more teeth in a row. Even though dental implants are now generally considered the modern solution for tooth replacement, dental bridges are sometimes still the best option for patients who do not wish to or are unable to receive dental implant surgery. Dr. Gumm is highly trained and experienced in the creation of dental bridges, and he makes sure that they fit well and look very natural.
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses a small amount of white dental paste that can be molded into the desired shape and dried into a hard substance that resembles tooth enamel. Dental bonding can be used to repair small cracks and to cover up surface stains, such as those that can occur from drinking wine or other beverages. It can also be used to cover tooth roots that have become exposed from gum recession.
Dr. Gumm uses tooth-colored fillings that blend in seamlessly with your natural tooth color. If you have old amalgam fillings, Dr. Gumm can replace them with beautiful, white fillings. This can go a long way in improving your smile.
Gum Recontouring for Gummy Smiles & Uneven Gumlines
Dr. Gumm has ample training in the treatment of gums. If you have excess gum tissue that makes for an uneven gumline or gives the appearance of a “gummy smile,” Dr. Gumm can gently remove the excess tissue, creating a more aesthetic and natural-looking smile.
Gum Recession Treatment
Gum recession can detract from an otherwise attractive smile, and it can also compromise your oral health. Dr. Gumm provides effective treatment to counter and reverse gum recession, restoring your root coverage and the aesthetics of your smile.