Everyone desires a perfect smile to be able to look and feel fabulous. However, many of us are dissatisfied with our smiles due to dental issues, gum line difficulties, and facial traumas. At Dental Specialists & Implant Center at The Woodlands, we perform cosmetic or plastic periodontal surgery like fixing an uneven gum line and problems with missing teeth, as well as restorative procedures such as crowns and bridges to give patients a more attractive smile.
Need for Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Exposed Roots or Long Teeth
Gum recession can expose the tooth root, making your teeth appear longer and older than you are. Several factors, including periodontal disorders, can cause this recession. Gum graft surgery and other root coverage operations are intended to cover exposed roots, preventing additional gum recession and protecting sensitive roots from decay.
Gums and Jawbone Indentations
Tooth loss can result in a depression in the gums and jawbone where the tooth was. This occurs because the jawbone recedes when a tooth is no longer held. This indentation looks strange and makes the replacement tooth appear overly lengthy compared to the neighboring teeth. Ridge augmentation can correct this problem by restoring the natural contour of the gums and jaw. A natural-looking, easy-to-clean, and gorgeous new tooth can then be constructed.
Procedures for Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Gum grafting is a commonly used surgery to repair gum recession, which causes tooth sensitivity, root exposure, and decay.
Ridge augmentation is a cosmetic periodontal operation that reshapes the gum line to make the smile appear more even. The gums are pushed away from the ridge during this surgery, and artificial bone-like material is implanted beneath the gums. This substance allows the gums to be pulled back into place, resulting in a more symmetrical grin.
Gum contouring is the process of reshaping and contouring the gums. It is frequently performed for cosmetic purposes but is also used to prepare the mouth for orthodontic treatment. A laser is generally used for gum contouring. The dentist will use a soft tissue laser to remove extra tissue surrounding and above the gum line during the operation. This results in a more symmetrical gum line and longer-looking teeth.
Gingivectomy, commonly referred to as a "gum lift," is the surgical removal of excess gum tissue. This cosmetic dental technique benefits patients with a "gummy grin" or "long teeth" who want their smile to look less gummy and their teeth to be more uniform.
Get in touch with Dental Specialists & Implant Center at The Woodlands at 3117 College Park Dr #230, The Woodlands, TX, or call (936) 231-8937 to schedule an appointment.