If you feel you have a gummy smile or your teeth are too short, that may not be the case. Your teeth may be short in appearance, but could be the proper length and just covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, we can perform a periodontal plastic surgery called crown lengthening.
Crown lengthening involves removing excess gum and bone tissue and reshaping the area to expose more of your natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth and to even your gum line.
Soft Tissue Graft
The soft tissue graft procedure is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, to reduce gum recession and to protect the roots from decay and eventual loss. The loss of teeth can alter the appearance of the gum tissue and cause it to look indented, causing you to look more aged. Spacing under replacement teeth may have them looking longer compared to your natural teeth. A soft tissue graft can help solve these problems.
Following tooth loss, bone grafting is an excellent procedure to preserve the socket/ridge and to minimize gum and bone collapse. This can provide a more aesthetic, natural look for a tooth replacement.