Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures
Soft Tissue (Gum) Graft
Receding gums and exposed tooth roots can radically affect the appearance of a person’s smile. Exposed roots can also be very sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids. CharlottePerio offers a soft tissue (gum) graft procedure to repair the defect and thus help prevent additional bone loss and stop the gums from receding further.
Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue. During this procedure, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
Gingival (Gum) Recontouring
Gum recontouring is performed to treat a “gummy” smile. Remodeling or contouring of the gums and surrounding bone is carried out to reveal the additional healthy tooth surface that was covered by excess gum tissue. Gum recontouring also corrects an “uneven” smile. The gum line is adjusted to create smile symmetry and a more pleasing appearance. This procedure can be performed on a single tooth or multiple teeth.