Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth, this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by a Vancouver Dental Specialty Clinic periodontist and prosthodontist.
Why You May Need Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. Your teeth may be covered with excessive gum tissue. Our clinic can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, also referred to as 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 your gum line, and to create a beautiful smile.
Cosmetic Gum Reduction, slide to view before and after.
Cosmetic Gum Graft/Root Coverage, slide to view before and after.
Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover unattractive tooth 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.
For more information about cosmetic periodontal surgery, or to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, we encourage you to call our office in Vancouver BC at 604-336-0958.