Aesthetic Procedures

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery New York City & Manhattan

Are you unhappy with the way your gums appear when your smile? Do you feel like your smile is all gums, no teeth, and wish you had longer teeth? Or, have your gums receded due to periodontal disease, and now you feel like you’re showing off your tooth roots every time you flash your smile? Whether you feel like your gums or too prominent or not noticeable enough, New York City & Manhattan residents can see Dr. Kissel of Manhattan for cosmetic periodontal surgery to give them a smile they will love.

What is Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery?

In his New York City office, Dr. Kissel performs two cosmetic periodontal surgery procedures to provide New York City & Manhattan residents with a more aesthetically pleasing smile:

All About Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a cosmetic periodontal surgery that is performed to give you a more beautiful, less gummy smile. It’s also performed so that a “short” tooth that is chipped or broken can better support a filling or crown. Crown lengthening is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed by:

  • Giving you local anesthesia to make you comfortable throughout the procedure;
  • Gaining access to the surrounding structures around your teeth
  • Hard and soft tissues are judiciously reshaped to expose more of your teeth.

Once Dr. Kissel has exposed enough of your tooth root to obtain the desired cosmetic and functional qualities, he will then close the surgical site.

New York City & Manhattan cosmetic periodontal surgery patients choose Dr. Kissel for crown lengthening because he is known for using microsurgery techniques, which reduces the risk of damage to your tooth root and jawbone, provides for a more precise, accurate procedure and makes your recovery time faster.

Crown Lengthening Results

The results of a crown lengthening cosmetic periodontal surgery can be stunning and dramatic. Many New York City & Manhattan patients report that they feel more confident smiling and speaking with others after their crown lengthening procedure because they finally have a smile they can be proud of.

All About Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is a second cosmetic periodontal surgery that Dr. Kissel performs for his New York City & Manhattan patients. Gum grafting treats both the cosmetic and medical side effects of receding gums, which often occurs as a result of brushing your teeth too hard or periodontal disease.

Symptoms of Receding Gums

Your smile may appear to be all tooth and no gums, but that alone doesn’t mean that you have receding gums. Symptoms of receding gums in New York City & Manhattan patients include:

  • Teeth that look too long;
  • Gums that appear to pull or peel back from the teeth;
  • Teeth that display a yellow edge around the area where they meet the gums;
  • Teeth that are extremely sensitive to hot and cold foods, especially at the gum line of the tooth;
  • Having developed deep pockets of gum between the teeth, a telltale sign that you have advanced periodontitis;
  • A noticeable change in the way that your teeth come together when you bite or chew;
  • Having teeth that are moving or shifting;
  • Gums that are swollen, tender and bleeding, another common symptom of periodontitis; and
  • Bad breath caused by the pus in your gum pockets that just won’t go away, even immediately after you have brushed your teeth.

If you are displaying the above symptoms, you should see a periodontist immediately for rooting and scaling, a deep cleaning of your teeth that will rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria causing periodontitis, and even save you from losing jawbone tissue and teeth. Getting a scaling and rooting is necessary to reverse periodontitis, even if you aren’t interested in cosmetic periodontal surgery.

The Gum Grafting Procedure

If your smile is displaying the symptoms of receding gums and you are embarrassed because of it, gum grafting can help you regain your confidence by replacing your lost gum tissue in your mouth. Using microsurgical techniques that result in smaller incisions, an easier cosmetic periodontal surgery and faster recovery time.  Over time, this tissue will grow over your exposed tooth roots and fuse with your existing gums, covering the tooth roots and protecting them from bacteria, decay, and erosion.

Seeing Dr. Kissel for Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery in New York City & Manhattan

If you have short teeth or exposed gums, Dr. Kissel can help – not only with the aesthetic features but also with preventing the risk of losing those natural teeth down the road. Call Dr. Kissel’s Manhattan offices today at (212) 702-9088 to inquire about cosmetic periodontal surgery for crown lengthening and gum recession.