If you have an uneven gum line, gummy smile, long teeth or exposed roots, cosmetic periodontal surgery should be a procedure well suited for you. It is used to improve the appearance of your smile. It also helps in reducing further gum recession and protects your roots from decay.
In this, the excess gum tissue is reshaped or removed which exposes the tooth crown. The gum line is then sculpted so that it is in proportion to the exposed tooth.
Due to gum recession, the root of your tooth can become exposed, causing your tooth to appear long. In this case, a soft tissue graft is used to cover the unattractive roots and extend the gum line. It also reduces the gum pockets – which help in preventing periodontal disease.
Let McDermott Dental help you create a beautiful smile to make a great first impression!