While we’re sure you’re familiar with cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, the concept of cosmetic periodontics may be something new to you. Cosmetic periodontics is the use of surgical and non-surgical procedures to improve the overall appearance of the smile by altering the balance of the gums and teeth. Cosmetic periodontics often directly addresses the soft tissue and bone that surround the teeth, leading to dramatic improvements in the smile.
At our Greenville, NC practice, we pride ourselves in having a team of certified periodontists that have not only years of experience but a steadfast commitment to creating captivating smiles. Read below to learn more about our cosmetic procedures.
What Is Cosmetic Periodontics?
Cosmetic periodontics is an innovative field of the periodontal profession that specializes in enhancing the aesthetics of your gums, improving your smile, and your overall facial appearance.
While traditional periodontics focuses on treating diseases that affect the gums and other structures supporting the teeth, cosmetic periodontics narrows its focus. It aims to artistically craft your gums and periodontal tissues in a way that complements your teeth, creating a harmonious and dazzling smile.
The Impact Of Cosmetic Periodontics
A healthy, engaging smile goes beyond just clean, well-aligned teeth. Your gums play a significant role in shaping the overall impression of your smile. Uneven or receding gum lines, excessive gingival display (also known as a gummy smile), or long teeth due to gum recession can often impact self-esteem and social interactions. Cosmetic periodontics addresses these issues head-on, providing not just medical benefits, but a noticeable enhancement in aesthetics. It has the transformative potential to restore confidence and enhance your quality of life.
Our Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures
At East Carolina Implants and Periodontics, we offer a broad range of procedures tailored to your unique needs and desires. Our services include gummy smile treatment, crown lengthening, and lip repositioning.
Gummy Smile Treatment
A “gummy” smile, where excess gum tissue covers too much of your teeth, can be both a cosmetic and oral health issue. Our gummy smile treatment aims to balance your gum-to-tooth ratio, enhancing the appearance of your smile while also increasing the accessibility of your teeth for effective cleaning.
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure designed to expose more of your tooth’s structure by recontouring the gum tissue and sometimes bone. It is an excellent solution for those whose teeth appear short due to excessive gum tissue. This procedure not only enhances your smile but also prepares the teeth for further restorative or cosmetic procedures such as crowns or veneers.
Lip repositioning is a surgical approach to reduce the amount of gum showing when you smile, particularly for those with a high lip line. By limiting the retraction of the upper lip, this procedure provides a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Unveiling Your Perfect Smile
At East Carolina Implants and Periodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they’re proud to share with the world. Our team is dedicated to offering personalized and expert care for all our patients. We use cutting-edge technology and techniques to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Step into our office and step out with a radiant smile that truly reflects your confidence.
Discover how our specialized cosmetic periodontal treatments can enhance your smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and let us unveil the smile that you’ve always deserved.