Your gums set the stage for a terrific smile. The beauty and health of your teeth will play a major role in the appearance of your smile, but perfectly sculpted gums that are firm and symmetrical can go a long way towards making everything complete. In fact, if you are among the many adults struggling with self-consciousness and insecurity about your smile, you’ll be pleased to know that cosmetic dental surgery can make a tremendous difference.
A talented and experienced periodontist can make changes to the gum tissue, with procedures ranging from very subtle to quite dramatic, in order to restore the health and balance that you have been lacking.
Perhaps your receding gums are making your teeth appear too long. On the other hand, some patients are unhappy with a smile that looks too “gummy” due to excessive gum tissue around the teeth. Maybe you are finding that you are increasingly unsatisfied with the dark or uneven appearance of exposed root surfaces. Many of these concerns may seem to be cosmetic in nature, but they may also come with unwanted oral health consequences. In these instances, you will find that surgical procedures can effectively improve your oral health while also relieving your self-consciousness.
For a smile that is diminished by an overgrowth of gum tissue, a surgical procedure may be recommended to reduce the excess tissue around each individual tooth. This can be performed with local anesthetics and a dental laser right in the dental office.
For a smile that has been weakened and elongated by receding gums, a gum grafting procedure can be performed to add stability as well as a nicer esthetic impact. Cell-based therapies can be used to restore the gum tissue without the need for grafting tissue from another part of your body. There are also regenerative procedures and reconstructive procedures for restoring gum tissue that would not be able to regrow on its own.
There is no need to feel self-conscious about your smile, Instead, schedule an appointment with our periodontal team today to learn all about your options.