Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Gum Surgery
The natural appearance of your gums may be damaged for many reasons, including periodontal disease, trauma, and birth defects. This damage can negatively affect your confidence when you smile. At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy in Los Angeles, Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam, DDS and Dr. Alina Krivitsky, DDS can perform a number of cosmetic gum surgery treatments to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
In cases where teeth look too short and are covered by gum tissue due to genetics or gingivitis (gum disease), our board-certified periodontists can perform aesthetic crown lengthening to expose more of your teeth. During aesthetic crown lengthening surgery, expert Los Angeles gummy smile surgeons Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky remove excess gum tissue and reshape the outline of the gums. The result is a fuller and more beautiful smile. This procedure can also be done to improve the gum outlines of dental crowns, and dental implants.
Gum Graft/Soft Tissue Graft
Trauma and/or periodontal disease can cause a patient’s gums to recede, creating an uneven gum line that can make the teeth look unnaturally long. Gum grafts, or gum lifts, are a form of gum disease treatment performed to correct gum recession and give the smile a more pleasing appearance. Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky will first inspect your gum line to determine if the gums have receded due to periodontal disease or trauma. If appropriate, the tissue is replaced by either taking a small tissue sample from the roof of the mouth or creating an artificial tissue and attaching this sample to the affected area.
As a treatment for gum disease, this procedure can help prevent further recession of the gum line, cover exposed roots, protect against root sensitivity, and also give the teeth a more pleasing appearance.
Pocket Reduction Surgery
In cases of periodontal disease, the supporting gum tissue and bone around the teeth suffer from decay over time. Pockets form around the teeth, where bacteria can get trapped and cause further damage. During pocket reduction surgery, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky clean the root surfaces of the teeth below the gum line to remove harmful, disease-causing bacteria. In some cases, irregular surfaces in the bone and gums can be smoothed down to eliminate pockets where bacteria can hide, thus reducing damage caused by bacterial plaque, halting the progression of periodontal disease, and promoting the overall health of your teeth and gums.
Schedule a Cosmetic Gum Surgery Consultation in Los Angeles Today!
At the CENTER, we offer many different procedures for cosmetic gum surgery in Los Angeles for patients affected by periodontal disease or trauma. If you desire for your gums and smile to be restored to their natural beauty, call the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy at 310-826-8242 to schedule a consultation with expert Los Angeles periodontists Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky today!
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