Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures

Periodontists are often considered the plastic surgeons of dentistry. If you are looking to improve your smile, a periodontist may be able to help.

Gummy smile or uneven gum line

Do you feel your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy or your gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others the right length? If so, dental crown lengthening might be the solution for you. During this procedure, excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Then your gumline is sculpted to give your new smile just the right look.

Long teeth / exposed roots

Sometimes gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which makes your teeth look long and can make you look older than you are. This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal diseases.

Gum graft surgery and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession and to protect vulnerable roots from decay.

Fillings do not treat gum recession. Several things contribute to the formation of recession (the loss of supporting tissues around your teeth) including: thin gum tissues, muscles pulls on the gum, bacteria, hard toothbrushing to name a few. Fillings do not treat these causes. The gums needs to be treated to prevent recession from worsening.

Ridge Defects

Tooth loss can cause an indentation in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. Not only is this indention unnatural looking, it also causes the replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent teeth.

Ridge augmentation can fill in this defect recapturing the natural contour of the gums and jaw. A new tooth can then be created that is natural looking, easy to clean and beautiful.

Biopsies

Some periodontal conditions need to be diagnosed by performing a biopsy. This can be required if there are suspicious oral lesions. The biopsy involves the surgical removal of a sample of tissue so that it can be examined in detail by a pathologist.

Multiple Payment Options

We believe that high-quality dental care should accessible for everyone. That’s why we accept most insurance plans and price our services competitively for those paying out of pocket. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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