Cosmetic Procedures in Basking Ridge, NJ
Cosmetic surgery is more popular than ever before and this popularity also includes periodontal plastic surgery. Periodontal cosmetic-related surgery helps to make smiles last a lifetime.
Long Teeth/Exposed Roots
Sometimes gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which makes your teeth look long and can make you look older than you are. This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal diseases. Whatever the reason, exposed roots are unappealing and can leave you at risk of developing cavities on your tooth root.
Soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, to decrease sensitivity, to reduce further gum recession and to protect vulnerable roots from decay.
Gummy Smiles or Uneven Gum Line
If your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy or your gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others the right length then crown lengthening might be the answer for you. During this procedure, excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Then your gumline is sculpted to give your new smile just the right look.
Missing teeth cause unappealing gaps in your smile. Dental implants are the answer in such cases.
During this procedure, an artificial tooth root is placed into your jaw, and after a healing period, an artificial tooth is attached to the root.
Indentations in the Gums and Jawbone
Tooth loss can cause an indentation in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. Not only is this indention unnatural looking, it also causes the replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent teeth.
Ridge augmentation can fill in this defect recapturing the natural contour of the gums and jaw. A new tooth can then be created that is natural looking, easy to clean and beautiful.