Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. Other cosmetic procedures in combination by Dr. Nehring or Dr. Terry and your general dentist may reduce amount of gum display when smiling and improve the appearance of short teeth.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery Procedures

Crown Lengthening

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be covered by too much gum tissue and can be corrected by  crown lengthening. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to multiple teeth, creating a more natural, beautiful smile.

Gum Grafting

Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover exposed tooth roots, reduce and prevent gum recession, and protect the roots from sensitivity and decay.

Bone Grafting

Tooth loss can result in loss of bone lead to an unnatural looking gum line and increase the appearance aging. 

Bone grafting following tooth loss can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone loss. There is less shrinkage and improved aesthetic for either an implant crown or fixed bridge tooth replacement

For more information about gum grafting, and bone grafting, please refer to the treatment section of our website, and click on each individual procedure for an in-depth description.