If the teeth look too short and smile is too gummy or the gums cover too much of some teeth. If so, dental crown lengthening might be the solution for you. During this procedure, excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Then your gum line is sculpted to give your new smile just the right look.
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery helps repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss. A gum graft is a tissue usually taken from the palate, can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile.
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.
Gum graft surgery and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession and to protect vulnerable roots from decay.
In periodontal disease or Pyorrhoea, the supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth. Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live.
During the pocket reduction procedure, the periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria before securing the tissue into place. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. This allows the gum tissue to better reattach to healthy bone.
Reduced pockets and a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care increase your chances of keeping your natural teeth - and decrease the chance of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.
Care Dental provides a range of esthetic procedures suited for your needs, in association with our Perio- Prostho team of Dr Maahi and Amit Sadhwani and Dr Himanshu Manudhane we have brought changes to oral health of a lot of patients.