Our periodontal surgery techniques can enhance the smiles of patients with gum recession, those who feel their grin is too gummy or save teeth which have lost supporting tissue.
What is periodontal surgery?
Periodontal surgery is used to treat advanced periodontal conditions that can no longer be effectively treated with non-surgical alternatives. This includes minimally invasive periodontal surgery involving teeth and their surrounding tissues to enhance and maintain wellbeing as well as the more cosmetic procedures referred to as periodontal plastic surgery. Periodontal Plastic Surgery involves the supporting tissues of the teeth while enhancing the appearance of the smile.
The most common types of periodontal surgery include:
Soft Tissue Grafts
Crown Lengthening (including gum lift)
When is periodontal surgery needed?
Sometimes periodontal disease progresses to a point where non-surgical interventions are not enough to restore healthy gums.
New biologics can promote healing of damaged or missing tissues (e.g. gingiva, bone, periodontal ligament and cementum).
If you have concerns with the pink part of your smile you may consider reducing or enhancing the amount of pink showing. This can be done with plastic surgery techniques to restore a
beautifully balanced smile.
There are various reasons a surgical option might be necessary. Here are some examples (though many more exist) ...
The bone supporting your teeth might have been destroyed or damaged by periodontal disease. Surgical procedures can reverse some of the damage.
The periodontist may need to get behind the gum tissue to remove disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating biologics can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
The gingiva and bone tissue may have been lost and your own tissue transplanted from other areas of the mouth to the deficient areas.
Accidents can lead to damaged or lost teeth and the supporting tissues. Periodontal Plastic surgery can restore these traumatised areas of the mouth often assisted by ACC.
The benefits vary depending on the treatment that is required. The various benefits can include:
Eliminating existing bacteria and infections
Regenerating damaged bone and tissue
Improve function or aesthetics
Preventing tooth loss
Reduce further recession and bone loss