Periodontal procedures enhance restorative and cosmetic dentistry. This will help to improve the overall health and esthetics of your smile.
Cosmetic Crown Lengthening
If your teeth appear short or you have a "gummy" smile because a lot of gum tissue shows, a simple procedure can be performed to enhance your look. In this procedure excess gum tissue is removed and the remaining tissue is sculpted into a pleasing appearance.
When a tooth is lost and not replaced by a dental implant, the bone and gum in that area tends to recede. This can cause bone and gum loss on the neighboring teeth as well. This results in an unnatural appearance and loss of support for the adjacent teeth. This defect can be repaired using a combination of soft and hard tissues in order to restore the natural appearance of that part of the jaw. This means that gum tissue and /or bone graft materials may added depending upon the individual needs of the patient.
Gum grafts can be used to cover unsightly exposed root surfaces. Exposed root surfaces can make the tooth appear longer and give a person an older appearance: "long in the tooth". They can also cause severe sensitivity to hot, cold and touch. Root surfaces are also prone to decay. A gum graft will solve all of these concerns. In this procedure, Dr. Dimaira will take a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth (palate) and transfer it to the needed site. Alternately, "processed" gum tissue can be used, which negates the need to harvest your own tissue.
A frenum is a band of tissue which connects the gum to the lip/cheeks or the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Occasionally a frenum might be exceptionally thick or tight. This can cause recession on the involved teeth or even separation of the adjacent teeth. In the tongue area, this can cause alteration of speech (lisping). Repositioning of the frenum is an easy procedure which solves these dilemmas.