Soft Tissue Esthetics
ESTHETIC GINGIVAL SCULPTING AND CROWN EXTENSION
In some cases, periodontal procedures can help lay the groundwork for your dental needs and can help improve the esthetics of the gum line when desired. If you have a "gummy" smile because your teeth appear short, it is possible that although your teeth may be the right length, they may be covered by excessive gum tissue. Esthetic gingival sculpting/crown extension can correct this condition.
Crown extension involves reshaping excess tissue around your teeth in order to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth or to several teeth, depending on your needs and desires, to expose a natural, broad smile. For example, if you have a tooth that is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge, crown extension exposes more of the tooth so it can be restored.
GINGIVAL AUGMENTATION AND PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Soft tissue esthetic procedures, sometimes referred to periodontal plastic surgery, can enhance the beauty of a smile. If you are missing gum tissue around a tooth or under a bridge where a tooth is missing, we can often make the gums and teeth look more natural.