Many periodontal procedures are available to improve the esthetics of your smile.
Your gums provide the framework in which your teeth are viewed. When your gums are healthy and contoured appropriately they enhance the look of your teeth. However, if they are unhealthy, overgrown, or receding, they can detract from your smile. Many times we work with your restoring dentist to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to bringing out the beauty in your smile.
If your teeth appear short, or you have a “gummy” smile, the gums around your teeth may be re-contoured to show a more esthetic proportion of your teeth. This procedure is known as cosmetic crown lengthening. Cosmetic crown lengthening can be done on one tooth, or many teeth, to help create a beautiful smile.
Another cosmetic procedure is tissue grafting. Grafts are used to cover unattractive roots, reduce recession, and prevent roots from decay and eventual loss.
Finally, tooth loss can cause an appearance of accelerated aging due to lack of support to cheeks and facial structure. Replacing single or multiple missing teeth with crowns, bridges, or dentures supported by dental implants can help restore a more youthful appearance or prevent the undesirable appearance of aging.