Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures
Periodontal plastic surgery procedures can be used to correct or improve the appearance of your smile. Our dentist offers a variety of options that can meet your smile goals and dental health needs.
If your teeth appear too short or too much gum tissue shows up in your smile, you may have what is called a gummy smile. Dental crown lengthening may be recommended to remove the excess tissue and expose the natural crown of the tooth for an even, beautifully sculpted new smile line.
Some patients have the opposite problem: They have teeth that appear to be too long. If your teeth appear to be excessively long or you have exposed roots, you may have gum recession. Gums can recede as a result of periodontal disease, aggressive cleaning habits or other factors. We can correct the appearance of gum recession by performing gum graft surgery and other procedures to cover and protect your tooth roots, restore lost tissue and prevent future gum recession.
Teeth that have been lost can also affect the appearance of your smile. Not only will you have a gap where the tooth had been, but you may also have an indentation in the gums where the bone has deteriorated after the loss of the tooth. This indentation can be unattractive and make it difficult to replace the lost tooth. Ridge augmentation and other graft procedures may be recommended before the placement of implants to ensure attractive, long-lasting results.
Contact us today to learn more about periodontal plastic surgery procedures or to schedule a consultation with our dentist.