Toothy Smile

Do you feel you look older than you really are? Sometimes gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which makes your teeth look long and can make you look older than your years. This type of 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.

The good news is, there are several procedures that fall under the category of periodontal plastic surgery that can predictably cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of long, unsightly teeth, this condition can be greatly improved through a cosmetic procedure called a gum graft which is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.

Recent advances in gingival grafting have led to a much more comfortable procedure with highly esthetic results. Read Your Gums and Your Smile for more information.

Before and After Gingival Grafting