Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Get a more aesthetic smile with our cosmetic periodontal surgery options.

At Sean P. Avera, DDS, MS, we offer a variety of periodontal services to ensure that your gums are healthy and your smile is beautiful.

For our dental patients in Grass Valley, CA, we strive to raise awareness about the importance of periodontics and how these procedures can make a positive impact on the gums. Your gums play a vital role in your oral health and overall health, so we strive to provide you with the best periodontal care around. When it comes to aesthetics, you can also depend on our team to achieve the best results with our cosmetic periodontal surgery procedures.

What is Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery?

Also known as cosmetic gum surgery, these procedures enhance your smile in a number of ways. We can change the appearance of the length of your teeth, fix uneven gum lines, cover exposed tooth roots, and much more. From crown lengthening to gum grafts, we offer a number of different surgery options to improve the health of your gums and smile.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to your gums, schedule a consultation with our team. As periodontal specialists, we can recommend the best procedures to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

Treatment for a Gummy Smile

A gummy smile occurs when the gums are too prominent compared to the teeth. They might be bulky or long, covering more of the teeth than is aesthetically ideal. Our team uses a crown lengthening procedure to sculpt the gums and elongate the appearance of teeth.

The procedure is performed by removing excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line to reveal more of the natural tooth structure. In some cases, we may also remove a small amount of bone from the base of the teeth to achieve the desired results.  

Treatment for Gum Recession

Gum recession is a gradual process that occurs as a result of aggressive brushing, abrasive dental products, or gum disease.  The recession exposes vulnerable, sensitive portions of the tooth and potentially even the tooth’s roots. In order to restore your smile and protect against additional recession, we perform a gum graft to replace the gum tissue and give you a balanced gum line again. 

Left untreated, gum recession can lead to tooth loss because the remaining gum tissue can no longer support the tooth. If you’re dealing with an uneven gum line that lowers your smile confidence, a gum graft may be just what you need. 

The Aesthetic Impact of a Balanced Gum Line

When your smile is beautiful, you feel more comfortable showing it off. People who have issues with their gums—including an uneven gumline, recessive tissue, or excessive tissue—often find themselves hiding their teeth. With cosmetic periodontal surgery, we can give you a smile that looks healthy and balanced, so the length of teeth showing is proportional to your gums.

Ready for a periodontal consultation to see how we can give you a beautiful smile? Call our office today to schedule an appointment with the team at Sean P. Avera, DDS, MS.


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