Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. Cosmetic periodontal procedures are also used to reduce excessive gum tissue. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth, this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Dr. Eisin and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.
Dr. Eisin has an artistic eye, soft touch, and extensive experience and expertise with cosmetic periodontal surgery techniques to enhance your smile. Although your teeth may appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with excessive gum tissue creating a “gummy smile.” In this case, crown lengthening, or re-contouring the gum tissue and bone around the teeth in question, to create a new gum-to–tooth relationship, may be necessary.
Dr. Eisin also has current training with a procedure called Coronally Positioned Mucosal Flap surgery (CPMF). This conservative surgery technique is used in certain cases to restrict the lip from raising excessively upward when smiling, creating a full upper lip with less gum and more teeth in the smile.
A soft tissue graft (gum grafting), is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.
Tooth loss causes the jawbone 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.