Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal surgery covers a variety of procedures, and at Implant Perio Centre Northshore, we will evaluate what is best for each condition. 

Examples of procedures used to achieve a desired cosmetic result include:
 
Crown Lengthening:  If a patient has a gummy smile, (an appearance of excess gum tissue around or above their upper teeth)  crown lengthening, which is the removal of some gum and underlying bone around a tooth, or teeth, can correct the excessive appearance of gingiva when smiling. Read more...
 
Gum Grafts:  A connective tissue graft is the choice used when the goal is to cover receded gums that are in esthetic areas of the mouth.  A small flap is raised on the roof of the mouth, and a layer of tissue underneath the flap, called subepithelial connective tissue, is harvested and then placed at the prepared site of recession.  The gums and graft are then stitched into place.  The site on the palate is then flapped back into place and stitched down.  Read More...