Wondering if a periodontist can treat your gum problems? A periodontist is a dental professional who has decided to focus on preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease in their dental patients. They understand everything that there is to know about your good gum health and will not only provide you with any necessary treatments, they…
Periodontal Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Wondering if you should sign up for a periodontal surgery procedure? Gum reshaping and gum contouring are definitely an option that can help give you the smile you want. Many people undergo this type of dental procedure because they feel they have a gummy smile, which means that they feel too much of their gums is showing. Since your teeth and gums are genetically predisposed, there is not anything you can personally do on your own to make your smile appear less gummy. The good news is that modern advances in periodontics now allow you to reshape or recontour your gums, allowing you to have a smile you feel confident in showing every single time.
Changing a smile
Changing the way someone looks when they smile is a very personal decision. While the most important elements of a smile should be healthy teeth and healthy gums, sometimes there are things about a smile that someone wishes they could change just so they can feel better about the way they look. And that is a choice that is completely up to them. When someone feels that they are indeed ready to change their smile, their first step is making an appointment with an experienced periodontist.
The following is a list of some of the more common periodontal cosmetic surgical procedures people are looking into nowadays to improve their smile.
Also called a gum lift, crown lengthening refers to the cosmetic surgical process that removes some of the excess gum from the top of the teeth; this gum removal allows the teeth to look longer and therefore in better proportion.
Gum contouring and gum reshaping are the same thing: a cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed by an experienced periodontist with a goal of improving a particular patient's smile by altering the gums.
Gum grafting is a surgical process that is used to cover up one or more of a tooth’s roots due to extreme gum recession. An experienced periodontist will take gum tissue from the patient's palate in order to cover up the root, which is necessary for good dental health and allows for an improvement in one’s cosmetic smile.
Have any questions we can answer for you?
Have any questions related to periodontal surgical procedures? If you do, our fantastic and caring team is more than happy to answer any questions you have. We want you to know that you have choices when it comes to changing your smile. If there is something that you do not like about your smile, know that there are both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that can be performed so you never have to feel self-conscious. If you are ready to schedule an appointment with us, great! We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
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