Periodontic Cosmetic Surgery

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Cosmetic or plastic periodontal surgery is performed to provide patients with a more beautiful smile. These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it can be improved by a combination of periodontal and cosmetic dental procedures performed by Dr. Amin.

 

Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue, giving the appearance of short teeth or a gummy smile. We can correct with a crown lengthening procedure. During this procedure, excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Your gum line is sculpted to give your new smile just the right look.

 

Mucogingival Surgery

This is a form of plastic surgery used to correct the effects of recession caused by periodontitis and poor developmental anatomy. It is usually indicated to improve the gum thickness to reduce the risk of further recession, reduce dental sensitivity, in some cases cover the roots. In severe cases, it can improve the life span of the teeth treated.

 

Correction of Long Teeth

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. 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.

 

Correction of Indentations

Tooth loss can cause an indentation in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. 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.

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