Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures
Cosmetic periodontal plastic surgical procedures help to create a beautiful framework for your teeth. The gum tissue which surrounds these restorations needs to be healthy and in the correct position and dimension to achieve a natural and esthetic smile. Your restorative dentist can then help you improve your smile by designing and enhancing your smile with perfect crowns or veneers if required.
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 esthetic crown lengthening. During this procedure, excess gum and 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.
The combination of periodontal esthetic crown lengthening by Dr. Yamaoka and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist can create great smile improvements.
Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover unattractive teeth roots, reduce gum recession and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.
Tooth loss causes the jawbone to recede. It also leads to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw and gives the appearance of 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 the adjacent teeth.
Socket preservation bone grafting following 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 an implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.
Soft tissue grafts can also be used to fill unsightly depressions in the jaw ridge resulting from tooth loss or trauma.
Please refer to the treatment section of our website, and click on each individual procedure for an in-depth description. Or Click here for more information about esthetic crown lengthening, gum grafting, and bone grafting.