Improve Your Smile, Improve Your Oral Health: Why You Should Consider Seeing a Periodontist for Cosmetic Procedures

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, patients today enjoy a number of options. They can opt for in-office tooth whitening for a brighter smile, Invisalign for better alignment or veneers to improve the overall appearance of their teeth. One thing patients might not realize is that certain procedures designed to enhance the attractiveness of your teeth can improve oral health as well. Dr. Alexandre Aalam and Dr. Alina Krivitsky offer a number of innovative periodontal procedures that not only help beautify your smile but also keep teeth and gums in good working order. For more information about procedures offered at the Center for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation.

Top Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures

Patients likely know that seeing a periodontist is the best way to guard against and treat existing gum disease. However, they may not be aware that periodontists provide a number of cosmetic procedures designed to improve both the health and attractiveness of teeth and gums. When patients undergo the following aesthetic procedures with Dr. Aalam or Dr. Krivitsky, they are also taking steps to protect the long-term health of their smiles:

Crown Lengthening 

Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky offer a procedure known as crown lengthening to correct an overly “gummy” smile. By removing excess gum tissue, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky can expose more of the tooth and create a wider, more natural-looking smile. However, crown lengthening also offers a functional benefit for cases in which the tooth is too short to allow for proper crown placement, or if cavities stretch into the gum tissue. Crown lengthening helps prevent further damage and makes it easier to maintain good dental health and hygiene.

Gum Grafts

Another periodontal procedure that can improve both the appearance and health of your smile is the gum graft. Trauma and periodontal disease can make the gum line appear thin or uneven. Performed at Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky’s Brentwood office, gum grafts restore the gum line to improve symmetry and create a more attractive smile. Further, undergoing this aesthetic procedure helps protect your teeth and gums by shielding exposed roots and preventing additional recession of the gum line.

Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky believe that cosmetic dentistry should do more than improve the appearance of teeth; it should also help promote good oral health. If you are interested in one of the above cosmetic periodontal procedures, or if you have another periodontal concern, feel free to contact one of the doctors.

Make an Appointment

The only two board-certified periodontist in Brentwood, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky possess the advanced education and training necessary to ensure excellent cosmetic and functional outcomes. They also specialize in sedation dentistry to guarantee patients enjoy relaxing, pain-free experiences. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aalam or Dr. Krivitsky, feel free to call their office at (310) 299-8329 or contact them online.