Do you have a “gummy smile”? Are your teeth too long? At Dental Care Hillsborough our Periodontist can help you reshape your gumline to expose your ideal smile. In addition, they can work with your general dentist to create the foundation for beautiful veneers and other restorations right here in our Hillsborough, New Jersey office.
If you feel that your teeth are too short and your smile is too “gummy” or that your gumline is uneven, covering too much of some teeth, while leaving others the right length, a simple cosmetic treatment might be just right for you. Crown lengthening procedures remove the excess gum tissue to expose more of the “crown” of the tooth.
Your gumline is then sculpted to give your new smile just the right look. If restorations are necessary, this procedure sets the stage, allowing your new veneers or crowns to have the correct length and shape, giving you a beautiful new smile.
Long teeth or exposed roots
Tooth roots can become exposed as gums recede and can make you look older than you are. This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal disease. Whatever the reason, exposed roots are unappealing and can leave you at risk for developing cavities on your tooth root. Soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession and to protect your vulnerable roots from decay.