Cosmetic Perio Surgery
These procedures help move the focus of your smile to your teeth and away from your gums.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
If the teeth are covered with too much gum tissue they may appear short, although they may actually be the proper length. We can correct this by performing a periodontal plastic surgery procedure called crown lengthening. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, to even your gum line, and to create a beautiful smile. When done in combination with new crowns or veneers, a noticeable new appearance can be achieved.
Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft or “gum graft”. It is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.
Tooth loss causes the jawbone to recede and can lead to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw, an appearance of a general aging. The original look of your mouth may not be recaptured because of spaces remaining under and between replacement teeth. They may appear too long compared to nearby teeth.
Bone grafting following tooth loss can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone collapse. There is less shrinkage and a more aesthetic tooth replacement for either an implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.
Kansas City and Shawnee Periodontal Surgery
Fay Periodontics provides Kansas City and Shawnee with periodontal surgery. We are located in Kansas City and Shawnee and serve the areas of Lenexa, Kansas, Johnson County, Kansas and Jackson County, Missouri.