Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a means of covering up unattractive, uncovered or sensitive root surfaces as well as preventing gum recession in the future. Unattractive teeth that are too short can have their appearance improved by periodontal cosmetic procedures. Your teeth may actually not be too short, they could be the correct length but are covered in far too much gum tissue. This can remedied by cosmetic periodontal plastic surgery procedures like crown lengthening. This procedure means reshaping excess gum and bone tissue expose more natural tooth. This does not need to be confined to one tooth, many can be done at once, even your entire gum line can be changed to create the perfect smile.
Another cosmetic periodontal surgery that can be performed is known as a soft tissue graft. This procedure is used to cover up undesirable tooth roots, reduce the recession of the gums, and shield the roots from decay and damage, which can prevent the loss of teeth.
Losing teeth will cause the jawbone to recede and can cause an unnatural looking indent in both your gums and jaw, as well as the general appearance of aging. It may, however, not be possible to restore the exact original look of your mouth due to the missing space underneath replacement teeth. The replacement teeth may also appear too long when compared to other teeth.
A bone graft after losing teeth can help preserve the socket/ridge and diminish gum and bone collapse. This would mean less shrinkage and a more aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement for an implant crown or a fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.
If you would like to know more about crown lengthening, gum and bone grafting feel free to take a look at the treatment portion of our website. Each procedure has it’s own individual page with an in depth description. You can also contact us by phone or email for more information.
Martindale Dental provides both general and specialty dentistry under one roof. For more than 20 years, our dentists have been advocates for their patients oral health care needs. Our dental offices are conveniently located in Toronto, North York, St Catharines, North York, Burlington, Milton East and Milton West, Ontario. We offer convenient before & after work and weekend appointments.