Plastic periodontal surgical procedures

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Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Periodontal plastic procedures can give you a perfect smile and boost your confidence so you can be at your best.
Cosmetic surgery has become more popular than ever before especially now that more people are living longer and aging more gracefully. Periodontal plastic surgery has also felt this trend as it has experienced a significant shift toward cosmetic-related surgery to help make smiles last a lifetime and also look great.

Crown Lengthening
Gummy Smile or Uneven Gum Line

Sometimes the gum margin can be uneven and there is loss of symmetry with the smile, teeth and the gum line.
Crown lengthening procedures are used to provide a more even smile. By adjusting the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth we can help improve the aesthetics of your smile or better support and retain a restoration. This treatment can be applied to one tooth, to even up your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
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Long Teeth/Exposed Root

In some cases, if the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed due to periodontal disease, or toothbrush abrasion in these cases we may recommend a regenerative procedure to replace and restore the lost tissue.

Sometimes gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which makes your teeth look long and can make you look older than you are. This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, in-correct brushing and use of hard toothbrushes the most common one. Gum diseases may also in time lead to gum recession. There are many other factors that may be important and these need to be specifically evaluated and discussed before any treatment is undertaken.

Whatever the reason, exposed roots are unappealing and can leave you at risk of developing cavities on your tooth root. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.

The procedure involves folding back the gum tissue so that the disease-causing bacteria can be removed. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins are then applied, encouraging your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.