What Combination of Cosmetic Periodontal Treatments is Right for You?

Cosmetic periodontal surgery is a type of treatment used to maintain or improve aesthetics while preserving or restoring function. Periodontal treatments and procedures improve patients’ oral health as well as their overall appearance.

Types of Cosmetic Periodontal Treatments

There are a wide variety of cosmetic periodontal treatments to choose from in order to ensure maximum satisfaction and oral health, including:

  • Dental Implants – Used either to replace missing teeth or teeth that are damaged and unhealthy looking, dental implants increase your oral health, as well as your appearance.
  • Gum Depigmentation – Lightens dark spots on patients gums using a microdermabrasion-like technique, lightening gums safely and without pain.
  • Gum Grafts – Repairs trauma and periodontal disease that has altered your gum line, making it appear thin or uneven.
  • Crown Lengthening – Corrects overly “gummy” smiles, exposing more of the tooth and creating a wider, fuller smile.

Factors like periodontal disease, trauma, age, and birth defects all contribute to the possibility that gums and teeth may require cosmetic and corrective treatment.

Gum Grafts

Gum grafts are an especially popular option in improving the health and esthetics of your teeth. Typically, gum grafts become necessary when gums begin to recede, due to gum disease, periodontal disease, jawbone loss, poor dental hygiene or insufficient gum tissue. A gum graft will correct unevenness and restore alignment to the gum line. Gums that have receded leave a patient’s teeth looking long and unattractive.

During a gum graft procedure the patient’s gum line is examined for whether or not gum tissue has receded due to periodontal disease or trauma. In the case of periodontal disease or trauma, patients may need to have the damaged tissue replaced. This treatment is usually performed by removing a small amount of tissue from the roof of the mouth or by incorporating an artificial tissue and attaching it to the affected site. Not only will this procedure improve the look and health of your teeth, it will prevent further gum recession, cover exposed roots and reduce risk of sensitivity.

Major Benefits of Periodontal Treatments

An especially exciting part of undergoing any one of these procedures is that they can be combined with one another. If you are considering dental implants it’s possible for you to simultaneously receive the benefits of gum depigmentation. Not only will this dramatically improve the overall health and beauty of your smile in one visit, both procedures can be performed at once, saving you the time of scheduling and undergoing multiple procedures.

Contact the Center for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy

If you are self-conscious about your smile, cosmetic periodontal services are a popular and proven way to acquire a new and beautiful smile. Los Angeles periodontists Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are dedicated to ensuring your overall health and beauty, contact us today either online or by calling (310) 299-8329 to find out more about periodontal procedures and how they can work for you.