Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Your smile is the first thing people notice on you. First impressions are formed on the appearance of your smile. There was a time when, unless you made abundant money or were born with picture-perfect teeth, you had to live with your smile. Today, wide ranges of cosmetic procedures are available to everyone at a cost they can afford. If you have a gummy smile, uneven gum line or elongated teeth, cosmetic periodontal surgery may be for you.
Cosmetic periodontal surgery sculpts the gum line so that it is in proportion to the amount of exposed teeth you have versus gums. This procedure removes the excess gums and exposes more of your teeth. If your gums have receded, leaving your teeth to appear overly long, then soft tissue grafts can help to extend the gum line and create an aesthetic balance. The grafts can also reduce gum pockets, which are prone to future periodontal disease.
If you are unhappy with your smile for whatever reason, give us a call to discuss your options. After all, you only have one chance to make a lasting first impression!