Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Gummy Smile Correction
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.
For more information about Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery or to schedule an appointment with our doctors:
- Call us at Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center Phone Number 252-446-0400.
- Fill out our Appointment Form.
Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center
Patient Review by Elizabeth T
I couldn’t be happier! I’ve had braces numerous times but I still wasn’t confident in my smile. Dr. Kim changed that in no time! My gum line is finally even! I’ve received countless compliments and can’t wait to recommend Dr. Kim to friends and family!
- Elizabeth T
Patient Review by John C
I have been treated here for over twenty years. Excellent treatment and excellent care have always been provided. I recommend them highly.
- John C
Patient Review by Cansandra D
Dr. Kim is the best!!! My daughter had multiple laser procedures done on the same day and she stated that the pain lasted only the day of the procedure. With the help of her orthodontist, Dr. Kim helped my daughter achieve her perfect smile. I would recommend Dr. Kim to all my family and friends. I can not leave our The office staff, they are wonderful also.
- Cansandra D
Patient Review by Lisa L
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