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SOFT TISSUE GRAFTS

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line. Exposed root surface is the result of gum recession. Perhaps you wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or, maybe you're not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you are uncomfortable when your teeth are exposed to hot or cold foods and liquids.

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing, tooth shape or position, or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment Dr. Edwards, Dr. Wilson and Dr. Holt will help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.


What are the benefits of this procedure?

A soft tissue graft 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 the esthetics of your smile. A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health — your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.


Functional Crown Lengthening

Periodontal procedures are available to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and / or to improve the health and esthetics of your smile.

Crown lengthening is often used as part of a treatment plan for a tooth that is to be fitted with a crown.

This procedure provides the necessary space between the supporting bone and crown, preventing the new crown from damaging gum tissues and bone.


What are the benefits of this procedure?

Functional crown lengthening is an important part of an integral effort to optimize your health, appearance, comfort and function. A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health are your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.