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Cosmetic Gum Reduction NYC

Cosmetic Gum Reshaping Specialist

Cosmetic gum reshaping is an essential procedure in smile makeovers or any dental cosmetic procedureWhen we look at your smile we look at the total architecture and symmetry of your mouth. Patients tend to look at the incisal edges of their teeth. However, the line angle of where the tooth meets the gum is essential to obtaining a magnificent esthetic result. Dr. Wang, our periodontal specialist, has the unique gifts of blending exquisite clinical excellence with the aesthetic sense of a true artist. If you look at a beautiful smile and if we were to draw a line down the center of the smile between the two front teeth (the centrals) you will notice that the right side is a mirror image of the left side. Additionally, you will notice that the ratio of the size of the central tooth to its smaller closest neighbor is 1.6:1. This is called the esthetic ratio that appears naturally in Nature and in great works of art like the Parthenon.

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Gum And Teeth Contouring In Manhattan, NYC

Our esthetic team has quantified an array of these ratios and then adapt them to specific faces and contours of our patients. In order to do this, the gums must be prepared to accept the beautiful porcelain restorations that our cosmetic dentist will place. Thus gum reshaping or gum recontouring is an essential preliminary step to constructing a truly beautiful smile.

Dr. Wang is a skilled periodontist with significant skills in both simple and complex gum reduction surgery procedures, helping patients in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood and throughout New York City maintain healthy gums and avoid tooth loss. We are proud of the fact that our periodontist is in the same office as the restorative dentist, looking at and discussing the procedures together, at the same time and under one roof.

Gum Reduction Surgery

Our Periodontist works in concert with our restorative dentists. He sets the stage for the proper design of the gingiva (gum) so that restorations like porcelain veneers or crowns can look their best, with balance, harmony, and symmetry.  In the pictures below you can see beautifully restored smiles when the periodontist and cosmetic dentists work in unison with one another. After cosmetic gum contouring was completed the teeth were restored with porcelain veneers or crowns. In our office this is a team approach with specialists handling each individual procedure;  we call this comprehensive coordinated care.

209 NYC Dental is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan and open 7 days a week, providing our patients with additional flexibility when scheduling. With over 20 years of experience, we have expanded into a multi-specialty practice with the ability to aid you with any dental issue, all in one location.

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Gum Reshaping in New York City

In cosmetic dentistry, we have determined ratios of the length and width of teeth relative to one another. The low smile line (the edges of the teeth) is just as important as the high smile line (the line where the tooth meets the gum). There must be harmony between right and left sides, there must be a balance as to the geometry of the tooth so that the final restoration (ie porcelain veneer) fits and looks as if Mother Nature placed it herself.

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About Dr. Ben Ifraimov

Dr. Ben Ifraimov is a top cosmetic and restorative dentist in New York City, providing the highest caliber of care for his patients at 209 NYC Dental in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. Dr. Ifraimov has extensive training in all areas of dentistry, providing the most advanced treatments for an array of oral health issues, including implant restorations, crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers and onlays, cosmetic bonding and Zoom whitening, as well as routine cleaning and examination, gum disease care and treatment, and treatment of dental emergencies.


I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
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What Our Patients Are Saying

With over 1000 reviews from all over the web with an average rating of 4.9 we are proud to be in the Manhattan Dental Elite.

I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
Anna G.


This is a wonderful dental office with very professional and friendly staff and up to date technology. They took me at a very short notice when I needed emergency dental work, they were so nice and accommodating. The office itself is bright and modern, all staff are welcoming! All doctors are absolutely fantastic! The best part is that they have all Dental specialists at that office, so they’ll be able to help you with any dental issue without you leaving the office. I highly recommend 209 NYC Dental!
Masha K


This is the first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienists and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan. I always look forward to my teeth cleanings and if I need work done, I know I'm in great care. Also, Dr. Ahh did my Invisalign and I've never been more proud to smile!
Erin S.


Oxanna is the absolute best hands down best cleaning ever!!! Dr Wang and Laura are simply amazing! I would never go anywhere else this place is top-of-the-line
Melissa P.


The best experience at the dental office. Extremely professional.
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