Cosmetic Gum Treatments

New “cosmetic surgery” procedures are now available in periodontics, which effectively correct cosmetic problems and restore natural beauty to the smile.

Here are some of the most common cosmetic gum corrective treatments:

Common Gum Treatments

Crown lengthening (gum lift) – Crown lengthening is usually performed to correct a “gummy” smile, or to expose more of the tooth prior to a restorative surgery. In some cases, the teeth look short and stubby and partly covered by gum tissue due to genetics or gingivitis. Excess gum tissue can easily be removed to reshape the outline of the gums, expose the natural tooth length, and provide a fuller, more attractive smile. The same procedure is also an excellent way to create a more aesthetic gumline for dental crowns and other restorative procedures.

Gum grafts – Gum grafts can be performed to correct a crooked smile, or to restore symmetry to the gumline after periodontal disease has been treated. Periodontal disease or hard tooth brushing causes the gums to recede, making the smile look overly “toothy.” During a gum graft, a thin strip of tissue is removed from the palate and stitched in place over the recession site. Gum grafts are often used to re-contour the gum line and give the teeth a more pleasing appearance.

 

Gum Disease Treatments
 

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing | Bone Grafting To Save Teeth | Antibiotic Treatment | Gum Grafting | Pocket Irrigation | Crown Lengthening | Pocket Reduction Gum Surgery | Cosmetic Gum Treatments

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