As the name indicates, periodontal cosmetic surgery enhances a person’s appearance. While most people think of oral surgery as something designed to rectify disease, various periodontal procedures correct disfigurements or other variants in the jawbone and teeth that impact your smile. Periodontists who specialize in cosmetic surgery correct abnormalities that may be eating away at your self-confidence.
What Periodontal Surgeons Do
Everyone wants to have a perfect smile, to look and feel their best. However, many of us are dissatisfied with our smiles because of gum and teeth issues. Cosmetic periodontal surgery fixes the following problems and gives patients a more naturally beautiful smile.
- regrow damaged bones and tissues
- correct the effects of tooth loss
- reduce gum gaps between the teeth
- reshape the jawbone
We’ve all seen people with gums are too prominent. This gummy smile can be addressed by the surgical procedure known as crown lengthening. During surgery the outline of the gum tissue is altered to expose more tooth structure, leaving the gums more in proportion to the size of the teeth. The procedure enhances the appearance of the gums and reduces the chances of developing periodontal disease.
This cosmetic procedure corrects uneven gum margins from tooth loss. When a tooth is removed, the gum surrounding the bone collapses and forms an indentation noticeable when a person smiles. The procedure is the opposite of crown lengthening in that gum tissue is increased, gives a new tooth a more even natural appearance.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue grafting or subepithelial connective tissue grafting prevents gum recession and protects uncovered root surfaces. Gum recession is not only an invitation to bacterial infection but also rather unsightly and obvious when you smile. Soft tissue grafting and reduction surgery, often done under anesthetic, not only improves the look of gums but also excises extra drips of gum between the teeth.
Getting Rid of Front Tooth Gap
- Dental Bonding
- Porcelain Veneers
- Frenectomy – a procedure that reduces the tissue connecting the upper lip to the gums, after which bonding, or veneers are applied to close the gap between front teeth.
If you live in the Paoli, PA area and have questions about cosmetic dentistry, call us now and schedule a consultation. Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, office located at 250 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 215, Paoli, PA 19301 (610) 550-3333.