Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
A cosmetic procedure using a connective tissue graft is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual tooth loss. Using micro-surgical techniques pain is often eliminated and complications can be avoided due to better visibility, illumination, enhanced skill, and the use of smaller instrumentation. Using traditional & typical periodontal techniques, this procedure is often painful, fraught with complications.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of short teeth, this also can be greatly improved by cosmetic periodontal surgery.
Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening.
With typical techniques there is often residual defects or invaginations in the gum tissue which can take from months and up to year to resolve. This is avoided with micro surgical techniques where less trauma is transferred to the gum tissue and therefore healing is greatly promoted through careful handling of structures.