Cosmetic Periodontal Therapy


Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. Procedures can be performed that enhance your smile by reshaping uneven gum lines, reducing a gummy smile or adding gum tissue when teeth appear too long.To find out if we can help you improve your smile, call the office and schedule an appointment with one of the doctors.

Gum Recession Treatment

Recession of the gum line is a frequent finding among adults. It happens as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal disease.  Soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures can be performed to cover the exposed roots and not only reduce gum recession and improve your smile, but also protect the roots from decay.

Before
Gum recession before treatment
After
Appearance after gum grafting procedure
Before
Gum recession before treatment
After
Appearance after gum grafting
procedure and placement of veneers

Esthetic Crown Lengthening (or Eliminating a Gummy Smile)

Some individuals have teeth that look very short with too much gum exposed. An esthetic crown lengthening procedure can improve the smile by removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the crown of the tooth.

Before After

Combination Procedures

On occasion the best approach to enhance a smile is a combination of several therapies. We may use techniques that rebuild and modify tissues and often work with your restorative dentist and the orthodontist to create a beautiful and healthy smile.

Before
Bone and Gum Tissue Loss
After
Bone and Gum Tissue Restored

What to expect

Our office is committed to deliver treatment in a warm, caring, pain free environment. During your procedure we use topical and local anesthetics to completely numb the area being treated. In addition we offer a variety of options for additional relaxation. Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas” provides relaxation during your appointment but allows you to drive yourself to and from the office. For patients needing a more relaxed state, oral sedation can be utilized. We also offer intravenous sedation, which creates a sleep like experience. From the reception area to the treatment rooms you’ll find our staff helpful in answering questions and making your experience more pleasant.

 

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