If you're not happy with the appearance of your smile, your periodontist can suggest a number of options to correct the aesthetics of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic surgery has become more popular than ever before, and now periodontal cosmetic surgery has also jumped on this upward trend.
Are you unhappy with your smile? Many procedures now exist that can give you the smile you've always dreamed about. For patients with teeth that look too short or have the "gummy smile," crown lengthening might be your solution. Excess gum tissue is removed, exposing more of the tooth. The gum line is then evenly sculpted to develop your new, broad smile.
Another problem patients want to repair is gum recession, which causes the tooth root to be exposed. Periodontal disease is one cause for receding gums, which make your teeth look long. Left untreated, your exposed roots are prone to bacteria and at risk for developing cavities. Root coverage procedures, including soft tissue grafts, are performed to cover the exposed tooth roots to protect them from decay and further recession.
Other popular cosmetic procedures include implants to restore missing teeth and ridge augmentation to repair indentations in the jawbone and gums.
Ask your periodontist today about the different cosmetic procedures that we can offer you.