Cosmetic Gum Surgery
These procedures either lengthen teeth that appear short due to excess gums or graft gum tissue onto areas where recession exists. Gum recession, with exposed roots, predispose the teeth to thermal sensitivity, cavities and the need for root canal treatment.
Plastic Surgery Case Studies
Case Study 1
Patient concerned with appearance of pronounced recession.
Improved esthetics 3 weeks after soft tissue grafting to cover recession.
Case Study 2
Lower front tooth shows severe recession and patient reports pain with eating & brushing
Recession covered with Gingival Graft
Case Study 3
Progressive recession with roots covered by fillings
Photo shows lower teeth with severe recession on same patient
Fillings were removed from teeth in both upper and lower arches, roots were cleaned & covered with connective tissue grafts. This results in a very healthy and cosmetic gum line which is permanent.
Case Study 4
Uneven gum contours & large fillings are very unattractive.
Following periodontal plastic surgery & crowns, this patient has a beautiful smile.
Case Study 5
Multiple front teeth had severe periodontal disease and had to be pulled.
The upper tooth was replaced with an implant and the lower teeth were replaced with a bridge.
Case Study 6
Short appearing teeth with excess gum tissue.
After surgery to remove excess gum tissue.
Case Study 7
Another patient with uneven gum contours.
Periodontal plastic surgery was performed to correct contours.