Periodontists are often considered the plastic surgeons of dentistry.
If you are looking to improve your smile, Eastside may be able to help.
Correcting The Gummy Smile or Uneven Gum Line
Do you feel that your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy? Perhaps your gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others at the correct length? If so, dental crown lengthening might be the solution for you. During this procedure, we remove excess gum tissue to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Now, your gumline is sculpted to give your new smile just the right look.
Long Teeth / Exposed Roots
Sometimes gum recession causes exposure of tooth rot, which causes your teeth to look long. Additionally, it can make you look older than you are. Gum graft surgery and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, reducing further gum recession, which protects vulnerable roots from decay.
Indentations in the Gums and Jawbone
Tooth loss can cause an indentation in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes after it is no longer is holding a tooth in place. Not only is this indention unnatural looking, it also causes the replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent teeth.
Ridge augmentation can fill in this defect recapturing the natural contour of the gums and jaw. A new tooth can then be crafted, which is natural looking, easy to clean and beautiful.