Improve Your Smile
Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a lasting way to cover unsightly, sensitive, exposed root surfaces, or to uncover more of the natural tooth on a gummy smile.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, Dr. Markle and Dr. Abbott and your dentist can immensely improve the look of your smile, by a combination of their respective skills in periodontal procedures and cosmetic dentistry.
What is Crown Lenthening?
Although your teeth may appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. Drs. Markle and Abbott can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure called 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 even out your entire gum line, thus creating a beautiful smile.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery Grafting Procedures:
Bone grafting following tooth loss can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone collapse. With this procedure there will be less shrinkage and result in a more aesthetic tooth replacement for either an implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth. Bone grafts are used in cases where tooth loss causes the jawbone to recede and leads to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw. The resulting indentation in your gums and jaw can result in an appearance of general aging. Bone grafting surgery will also stabilize and strengthen your entire dental structure.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. Soft tissue grafting is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss. Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent, due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, gum tissue is used to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth at once to even out your gum line resulting in a beautiful smile. Gum grafting will also reduce sensitivity and improve the overall health of your gums.