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Recession make teeth appear too long.
Gum recession can cause the tooth to appear long thus violating the aesthetic recommended width-to-length ratio of teeth.
The treatment should be carried out by a dentist who restricts their practice to periodontology.
This is a surgical procedure used to “cover” exposed surfaces of roots.
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Sometimes the gum recession gets too much and starts to affect the appearance of your teeth and smile. You can enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long by treating them with “gum” plastic surgery.
When gum recession is a problem gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an important option. Gum grafts are one of the most delicate procedures performed in dentistry today.
This procedure is usually performed by our dental specialist in the field of gum tissue, known as a periodontist.
The gum graft procedure is highly predictable, and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue. This added tissue reseals and protects the tooth and underlying bone.
IN COMPARISON TO OTHER FORMS OF PERIODONTAL TREATMENT, GINGIVAL GRAFTS PRODUCE THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:
- Improvement of aesthetics since teeth will not look so long.
- Prevention of decay since the root surface which is not protected with enamel will now be covered.
- Prevention of erosion. This is chemical tooth wear caused by acidic food and drink.
- Prevention of abrasion. This is tooth wear caused by abrasive toothpastes and over brushing.
- Restoration of original gum contours which enhances the appeal of the smile.
- Prevention of further recession.
- Smoother results.
- Reduction of sensitivity caused by exposed dentine.
This advanced innovative treatment can be easily carried out within a single appointment.
How do you plan and design my treatment?
The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities.
We are at this stage able to assist you with potential options available to you. Depending on your requirements we can customize and tailor-make individual treatments plan to suit your needs and budgets. You can opt for simple procedures to more complex involved treatments plans to produce your beautiful new smile. Our aim is to answer your questions and provide you with the advantages and disadvantages.
We can also provide you with a computer-aided smile analysis and a hand-crafted Trial Preview, to gives you the opportunity to see your smile before we even touch your teeth. We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long lasting, comfortable and a healthy final result.
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