Do you feel your smile is less attractive than you’d like because your teeth somehow look too long?
Sometimes receding gums exposing tooth roots can simply make the teeth appear longer. Your teeth may also feel sensitive to sweets and cold drinks. This exposed root surface is not as strong as the enamel “crown” of the tooth and can even be worn away from brushing too hard, leaving the area more susceptible to decay.
Our root coverage procedure, also called Soft Tissue Grafting, protects teeth and gives you a healthier, more attractive, symmetrical and youthful smile.
Here’s a question only you can answer: When you smile, do you think you show too much gum and not enough teeth? Maybe you’re self-conscious when you smile or laugh because you think your upper gums are too prominent. Or perhaps your teeth seem too short or even unbalanced with the rest of your appearance.
You may have what is known as a gummy smile. If this is true, your teeth probably aren’t too short at all—you just have an excess of gum tissue covering your teeth and hiding your smile. If you’re unhappy with the way your gums affect your smile, we can suggest a gum-reshaping surgery, also known as Esthetic Crown Lengthening. By removing some excess gum tissue and exposing more of the natural tooth, we can easily correct the appearance of “short teeth” with this cosmetic procedure.
This gum-reshaping procedure is also sometimes suggested to correct defects resulting from gum disease. Whether for esthetic or functional reasons, Crown Lengthening can restore your self-esteem and give you the confidence to smile with ease.
We refer to the area of the mouth that is most prominent when you smile as the “Esthetic” or “Smile Zone” which usually means the upper front and side teeth. Most people are highly sensitive to the appearance of their teeth and gums which are most prominent when they smile. Dental implant placement and restoration in this highly visible area, even if we’re replacing just one tooth, is best addressed by a highly skilled, specialist who is board certified in periodontics and dental implant surgery, like our doctors. The procedure can be even more technically challenging if there are multiple missing teeth or issues with gum tissue or bone. For more information about Esthetic Zone Implants, click here.
With proper care, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Very rarely, a problem called peri-implantitis a destructive inflammatory disease, can occur as a result of improperly placed implants or even bite issues or excess cement. The issue is of esthetic concern when it occurs in the smile zone where your teeth are most visible when you smile.
At South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we can correct any dental implant issues so you will regain the function of your teeth and improve your smile for the better. Our dedicated team of doctors and support staff are dedicated to providing you with exceptional health care in a calm, comfortable atmosphere.
While we will work closely with your dentist, you do not need a referral to call us.