Today, cosmetic dental surgery goes beyond the face and body to improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence. What is known as periodontal plastic surgery is actually several procedures that can change your smile’s appearance by reshaping or recontouring the gumline. Dr. Wright and Dr. Moran are board-certified periodontists who offer today’s most advanced periodontal cosmetic procedures in San Clemente - South Orange County, CA to finally give you the smile you want.
Do you have what you consider short teeth or a gummy smile? While your teeth appear shorter than normal, they are actually covered by excess gum tissue. Dr. Wright and Dr. Moran can sculpt your gumline and lengthen your teeth through a procedure called crown lengthening, where excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Additionally, crown lengthening can help improve oral health by recontouring troublesome gum pockets.
Gum recession usually results in exposed tooth roots, causing sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink. You may naturally appear a little “long in the tooth” and wish to change this. In either case, Dr. Wright and Dr. Moran‘s gum grafting techniques can cover the tooth roots, reduce sensitivity, improve your smile’s appearance and help prevent an additional recession.
The gum grafting procedure is a minimally invasive tunnel procedure. A science-based procedure that gives optimal results. This option makes the patient more comfortable without creating a second surgical site from the roof of your mouth. Gum grafting can be done for one tooth or several teeth. If restorations are needed, this procedure sets the stage for new veneers and crowns to have the correct length and shape. You’ll be happy to know that Dr. Wright and Dr. Moran‘s method of obtaining gum tissue offers greater patient comfort and a faster recovery time than previously used methods.