Cosmetic Gum Surgery

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Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Our practice is dedicated to creating everlasting smiles. With Cosmetic gum surgery we redesign your smile improving your overall confidence in yourself and us too.

Soft-Tissue Grafts cover exposed roots of your teeth.

Gum Contouring can balance your smile or eliminate a “gummy” smile.

A Frenectomy is a simple procedure that alleviates excessive forces on your gum tissues caused by fibers that attach muscles of the oral structures to the gum tissue.

Although implants are used for various reasons, single-tooth implants are generally cosmetic in nature. See our implant pages for more information.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Do any of your teeth appear longer than the adjacent teeth?

Does your gums appear to be pulling away from the teeth?

When gum tissue recedes due to periodontal disease, it pulls away from the teeth. Periodontal plastic surgery procedures can restore some coverage and dramatically improve a person’s smile.

Soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures cover exposed roots and restore healthy gum tissue. This will reduce further bone loss and recession, make the tooth less sensitive, protect the root from root cavities, and look more natural when you smile.

Gum Contouring

Some people have teeth that look too “short” due to the relationship between their teeth and gums. This creates a “gummy” smile. A procedure called “gum contouring” is often used to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the crown of the tooth. In fact, your gum line can be carefully sculpted to create just the right proportion between gum tissue and tooth surface — and the result is a better looking smile.

If the gum is uneven around a tooth, gum contouring can smooth and balance the way your tooth and gum look. The procedure produces a consistent, even gum line that is esthetically pleasing.

Before Gum Contouring

After Gum Contouring

Frenectomy

A ‘Frenum’ is a fold of soft tissue that connects the gums with the inner aspect of your lips. Sometimes, this tissue might pull the gums away from your teeth forcing the deposits and food debris into the gums leading to a pocket formation. It may also exaggerate the spaces between your teeth.

FRENECTOMY is a technique where this soft tissue is surgically removed to improve your periodontal health.

Frenectomy alleviates excessive forces on your gum tissues caused by fibers that attach muscles of the oral structures to the gum tissue.

a)”Gummy Smile” (Excessive Gingival Display) – Gum contouring

Some people have teeth that look too “short” due to the relationship between their teeth and gums. This creates a “gummy” smile. A procedure called “gum contouring” is often used to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the crown of the tooth. In fact, your gum line can be carefully sculpted to create just the right proportion between gum tissue and tooth surface — and the result is a better looking smile.

If the gum is uneven around a tooth, gum contouring can smooth and balance the way your tooth and gum look. The procedure produces a consistent; even gum line that is aesthetically pleasing.

b) Dark colored gums Depigmentation (Using Lasers)

c) High frenum attachment Frenectomy and frenotomy

A Frenectomy is a simple procedure that alleviates excessive forces on your gum tissues caused by fibers that attach muscles of the oral structures to the gum tissue.

A ‘Frenum’ is a fold of soft tissue that connects the gums with the inner aspect of your lips. Sometimes, this tissue might pull the gums away from your teeth forcing the deposits and food debris into the gums leading to a pocket formation. It may also exaggerate the spaces between your teeth. FRENECTOMY is a technique where this soft tissue is surgically removed to improve your periodontal health.

d)”Long Tooth Smile” (Gum Recession)-correction using soft tissue grafts (root coverage by sub- epithelial CT graft & transpositional graft)

Sub Epithelial CT Graft procedure

Transpositional Graft Procedure

Root Coverage

Soft tissue recession, defined as exposure of the root surface caused by an apical shift of the gingival margin, results in an unaesthetic appearance, root hypersensitivity and root caries. The treatment of choice for recession coverage should address the functional as well as the patients esthetic demands. A gum graft is a collective term for a group of surgical periodontal procedures whose purpose is to cover an exposed tooth root surface with grafted oral tissue. Tooth roots typically become exposed by gingival recession due to periodontal disease.

 

  • Decreased Sensitivity – gum grafting permanently covers your exposed roots, reducing the painful sensitivity often caused by hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Improved Aesthetics – gum grafting can make your teeth appear shorter, more symmetrical and more balanced in proportion to your gums. generally more pleasing
  • Enhanced Health – gum grafting can prevent rapid tissue and bone loss, slowing potential decay and protecting exposed roots

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