Cosmetic Dental Procedures Can Turn a Good Smile into a Great One
If you’re lucky enough to have a naturally perfect smile, you can stop reading right now. But if you’re like a lot of people who struggle with imperfections, big or small, and are not smiling as often or as broadly as you’d like because of them, we can help. We’ve been helping patients in Orlando achieve and maintain good oral health for a long time, and we specialize in all kinds of Orlando cosmetic periodontal procedures that can improve or perfect an otherwise imperfect smile. Let’s take a look at a few of them here.
Gum Grafts and Reshaping
Sometimes a patient experiences gum recession, gum atrophy, or abnormal gum development, all of which can make a person feel less than confident about their smile. Worse than that, issues with our gums can lead to tooth loss — but we can help. We can reduce gum recession and cover and protect tooth roots with gum grafts, using donor tissue from the patients themselves, or from another gum donor. We can also reshape a patient’s gum line, in the case of abnormal or overgrowth of the gums. All of these Orlando cosmetic periodontal procedures are performed by our gentle, knowledgeable staff and result in a healthier, more aesthetically-pleasing smile.
Sometimes, high gum lines can make a person’s teeth look too short, resulting in a “gummy” smile. When that’s the case, a periodontist can employ a surgical procedure called crown lengthening. Crown lengthening reshapes excess bone and gum tissue where needed to expose more of the patient’s natural tooth. And while this surgery can be performed on just one tooth, it’s usually done to the entire smile to produce a more uniform and appealing look.
One of the best ways to improve a person’s smile is by using dental implants. Implants look and act like a person’s natural teeth and are a permanent solution to a less-than-perfect smile. Where teeth are missing, small titanium posts are implanted into the patient’s jawbone. Once these implants have fully integrated themselves into the jawline, through a biological process called osseointegration, they act as anchors for dental prostheses, like bridges, crowns, or dentures. There are two main types of implants — those that are embedded under the gum line, and those that sit above it — and some patients are better suited for one over the other. Our staff will be able to assess which type of implant is the best for your unique needs.
The Latest in Technology
No matter which procedure you choose to improve your smile, you can be confident our office uses the latest technology to give you maximum results. Our treatment plans are thorough, gentle, and conservative, which means we employ exactly what is necessary to address your needs — no more and no less. It’s all part of what makes us leaders in Orlando cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Are you less than confident about your smile? We can help! Contact us today to find out more about how we can make you feel good about smiling again!