Cosmetic periodontal procedures include root coverage, crown lengthening and bone grafting procedures. However, these procedures are also performed to improve your oral health.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
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, esthetic crown lengthening or elongation. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one or several teeth to even your gum line. Cosmetic dentistry by your general dentist may also be recommended to complete your beautiful smile.
Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover receded, sensitive, exposed unattractive tooth roots and protect the roots from decay, further gum recession and possible eventual tooth loss.
Tooth loss causes the jawbone to recede and can lead to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw, and 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.
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 a dental implant, crown, or fixed bridge.
Call us at 504 831-0800 if you have any questions about Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery or to make an appointment with NOLA Periodontists Dr. Nasr or Dr. Sáenz.
For more information about cosmetic periodontal procedures please refer to the services section of our website, and click on each individual procedure for an in-depth description.