Periodontal Cosmetic Surgery: Reflect a More Beautiful Smile
Today, cosmetic surgery goes beyond the face and body to improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence. Periodontal cosmetic surgery includes several procedures that can change your smile’s appearance by reshaping or recontouring the gumline.
At Columbia Periodontics, Dr. James Dickson offers over 35 years of experience in periodontal cosmetic procedures to finally give you the smile you want.
Periodontal Cosmetic Procedures
Crown Lengthening for Gummy Smiles
Do you have what you consider short teeth or a gummy smile? While your teeth appear shorter than normal, they are actually covered by excess gum tissue. Dr. Dickson uses crown lengthening procedures to remove excess gum tissue and expose the normal length of your teeth. Additionally, crown lengthening can help improve oral health by recontouring troublesome gum pockets.
Gum recession usually results in exposed tooth roots, causing sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks. Or you may naturally appear a little “long in the tooth” and wish to change this. In either case, gum grafting techniques can cover the tooth roots, reduce sensitivity, improve your smile’s appearance, and help prevent additional recession.
If you’ve dreamed of a better looking gumline or have extreme sensitivity because of gum recession, Dr. Dickson can help.
Benefits of Periodontal Cosmetic Surgery
- Lost or deficient gum tissue can be regenerated
- Gum tissue can be enlarged to prevent further recession
- Gumline experiences improved hygiene
- Tooth roots are protected from decay and sensitivity
- More harmony is created between the teeth and gums
- Tooth length is made more appropriate for your smile