Your Jenkintown Dental Implant and Periodontal Specialist
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Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures Jenkintown
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Periodontal plastic surgery gives our patients the option to aesthetically enhance their smile. Why? Because we want to give our patients the smile they have always dreamed of. Cosmetic periodontal surgery can help you with a number of different ailments including exposed root surfaces and can prevent future gum recession. Techniques such as crown lengthening and gum grafting can help such conditions as “gummy” smiles, and uneven gingival margins.
Some patients are concerned that their teeth are too small or too short. Most of the time, the issue is not the teeth, but the gum line. Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that removes excess gum tissue and bone to expose more of the patient’s tooth. This procedure can be done to individual or multiple teeth to achieve the desired results for a naturally beautiful smile.
Just as crown lengthening removes excess gum tissue, gum grafting is a surgical procedure that uses gum tissue from the patient’s mouth to add and cover exposed tooth roots and protect the roots from decay. Gum recession is typically a symptom of gum disease. Bacteria, plaque, and tartar can all increase damage to the exposed root. This can make the teeth extremely sensitive to hot and cold. It can lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss. This procedure can be performed for both cosmetic and corrective reasons.Are you still looking for a board-certified periodontist for gum grafting in Jenkintown? Contact Dr. Barry Levin’s office today by calling 215-635-0465 and take the next step on regaining your confident smile! Proudly serving Jenkintown, Abington, Elkins Park, Cheltenham, Glenside, Willow Grove, Wyncote, and surrounding areas.