Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Dr. Criveanu and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.

 

Cosmetic crown lengthening is usually performed in order to correct a “gummy smile”. A “gummy smile” is used to describe the situation where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue resulting in a less esthetically-pleasing smile. The procedure involves reshaping or recontouring the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to–tooth relationship.

 

Crown lengthening can be performed on a single tooth, several teeth, or the entire gum line. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, to even your gum line, and to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

 

Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. This grafting technique is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.