We are concerned foremost with your health. However, some
of the procedures we perform are intended not only to control
disease, but to provide you with a cosmetic benefit. Some
patients may look older than their years because their teeth
appear to be too long ("long in the tooth"). Soft
tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures are designed
to cover exposed roots and make the teeth look much better.
When gum tissue recedes due to periodontal disease, it pulls
away from the teeth. Periodontal plastic surgery procedures
can restore some coverage and dramatically improve a person's
Soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures cover
exposed roots and restore healthy gum tissue. This will reduce
further bone loss and recession, make the tooth less sensitive,
protect the root from root cavities, and look more natural
when you smile.