Functional Crown Lengthening
This procedure is done to expose more natural tooth structure so a tooth can be properly restored. This is often the case for teeth that have decayed or broken below the gum line. During this procedure, the gum and bone are reshaped to expose more natural tooth structure. It may be done to one tooth or several teeth.
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
This procedure is done to correct a “gummy” smile or to even the gum line. It may be done to one tooth or several teeth.
Soft Tissue Grafts
Grafts can be placed to cover root surfaces to restore a more youthful appearance and help with sensitivity!
Sometimes when you lose one or more teeth, you can get an indentation in your gums and jawbone where the tooth root used to be. This happens because the jawbone resorbs (recedes) when it is no longer holding a tooth root in place. Not only is this indentation unnatural looking, but it also causes the replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent teeth. A ridge augmentation procedure fills in this defect and restores a more natural appearance to the gums and jaw. A replacement tooth (bridge) or dental implant can then be placed in a way that is more natural and esthetic.