Sometimes, non-surgical intervention isn’t enough to restore gum health. After extensive assessment we may recommend one or more surgical procedures to restore gums damaged by periodontal disease. We can enhance your smile if you have receding gums, or feel your grin is too ‘gummy’, or if your teeth have lost supporting tissue.
Surgery options we offer
Our surgery methods are as minimally invasive as possible. The procedures we most commonly perform are:
Soft tissue grafts
to cover roots and develop gum tissue lost through gum recession
folding back the gum tissue to remove damage-causing bacteria, and adding membranes, bone grafts, or stimulating proteins to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue
Crown lengthening and gum lifts
reshaping or removing excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth and lessen a ‘gummy’ smile, or make a restorative or cosmetic procedure possible.
We perform several other procedures, depending on your needs.
We will discuss the benefits of individual treatments with you, but these can include:
Elimination or reduction of bacteria and gum infections
Regeneration of damaged bone and tissue
Improvement of tooth function or aesthetics
Prevention of tooth loss and bone loss
Reduction of further gum recession.