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Cosmetic Gum Procedures

Your smile is often the first trait that people notice about you. If you work hard to keep your teeth healthy and white, the last thing you’d want is for the focal point of your grin to be your pink gum tissue. On the flip side of that coin, you also don’t want your smile to be predominantly overrun by your teeth. Dr. Fatima Robertson offers several cosmetic gum procedures to help enhance the appearance of your smile and improve your oral health. That way, you can enjoy a symmetrical, even, and beautiful-looking grin that you’ll feel proud showing off.

Root Coverage Grafting

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Gum recession is a common issue that can occur due to progressing gum disease, undergoing orthodontic treatment, hormonal changes, aggressive tooth brushing, or even genetics. In any case, this issue can cause your teeth to look incredibly long, and it could even expose the roots of your teeth. Not only can this impact your oral health, but it can also make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your grin. Root coverage grafting is a non-invasive procedure to replace gum tissue, help prevent additional recession, and increase the thickness of your gums so they can continue protecting the vulnerable root surface of your teeth and create a more even smile.

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Gummy Smile Correction (Esthetic Crown Lengthening)

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Esthetic crown lengthening is also commonly referred to as gummy smile correction or gum recontouring. If the majority of your smile is overrun by pink gum tissue, you may not feel like letting your full grin show. This is a common issue that many people face, and fortunately, we can help. Dr. Robertson can precisely and strategically reshape your gumline to make it appear more even and reveal more of your dental structure by removing the overgrown tissue. In some cases, this procedure can also be used to ensure that restorations fit perfectly over a tooth.

Cosmetic Gum Augmentation

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Cosmetic gum augmentation is typically performed following a tooth extraction. When a socket is left empty, it can cause the alveolar ridge of the jaw to shrink as you heal after your extraction, causing you to lose your distinct gum contour and creating an indentation in the gums. During this procedure. Dr. Robertson will restore the original height and width of the alveolar ridge to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile when you restore it.