Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to improve the appearance of exposed root surfaces or the appearance of short teeth through a combination of periodontal procedures by Dr. Morarend and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery Procedures
Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing a periodontal surgery procedure, crown lengthening. 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 create a beautiful smile.
Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover exposed roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.
Tooth loss causes the jaw bone to recede and can lead to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw, and appearance of a general aging. The original look of your mouth may not be recaptured because of spaces remaining under and between replacement teeth. They may appear too long compared to nearby teeth.
Bone grafting following tooth loss can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone collapse. There is less shrinkage and a more aesthetic tooth replacement for either an implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.