When it comes to restoring gum health, Dr. Ting offers different cosmetic periodontal surgeries at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics for his patients. When you have exposed or sensitive root surfaces or a gummy smile due to tooth loss, cosmetic periodontal surgery can help. While your teeth may be the same length, they may be covered by excess gum tissue, which makes them look short. Also, when gum recession occurs, they can reveal tooth roots, which makes your smile less than appealing. When left untreated, the exposed root surface is more prone to tooth decay.
Some of the cosmetic periodontal surgery we offer at our Paoli, PA, office, include:
- Gum grafting
This involves using soft tissue from the top of your palette, from a tissue bank, or nearby gum tissue to implant it where there is gum recession. Not only does this restore your smile, it also protects roots from tooth decay, sensitivity, and tooth loss. Gum recession is common and can lead to tooth loss when untreated. Dr. Ting uses connective-tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts, depending on your diagnosis. Recovery from a gum graft is relatively short. You will be on a soft food diet for a week or two.
- Crown lengthening
This procedure helps to reshape excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of your natural tooth. This can be done to a single tooth or an entire gum line. This also can be done to expose more of a tooth that you may want to have cosmetically enhanced. When a tooth is broken below the gumline or decayed, it can be hard to restore. By exposing more of the teeth, it makes it possible to be used for a bridge or a crown.
- Bone grafting
Bone grafting is used after tooth loss to help preserve the bony ridge. It also helps minimize any bone collapse when the tooth isn’t immediately replaced. This is often the first step he uses when placing dental implants for his patients in Pennsylvania.
Learn more about cosmetic periodontal surgeries
When you need to resolve your gum recession, Dr. Ting offers many different cosmetic periodontal surgeries. At Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, we can help you decide which surgery will benefit your gum health the most. For more information on cosmetic periodontal surgeries, schedule an appointment by calling 610-550-3333. We serve patients in Paoli, Malvern, Berwyn, and the surrounding Pennsylvania communities with advanced periodontal procedures and dental implant treatments.