Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Drs. Kim and Arrington and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.
Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure and it is possible that this procedure may be done with laser therapy.
During this procedure, excess gum and sometimes, bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, to even your gum line, and to create a beautiful smile.
Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.
If you are unhappy with pigmentation on your gums, it is possible with laser therapy to improve the cosmetics.
Bone grafting following tooth loss causes the jawbone to recede and can lead to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw, an 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.
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 a dental implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.
Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center
My teenage daughter had a frenulectomy done back in June. Being young, she was a little anxious about the procedure, but the staff was very courteous and made my daughter feel very comfortable and relaxed. The procedure was quick and Dr. Kim explained step-by-step what he was doing to make her aware of any discomfort feelings she may experience. The healing was quick and there was very little discomfort in the weeks that followed. She enjoyed coming back to see the courteous staff.
- Lisa L