What Is Esthetic Crown Lengthening?
This is a simple procedure that only takes about an hour to complete once the gum tissues are properly anesthetized. If you have a gummy smile, Dr. Susan Goldfarb will trim away the excess gum tissue and bone to reveal more of your natural teeth, which will give you a wider and brighter smile. It is basically a “gum lift.” Not only will reducing the gum tissue give you a more beautiful smile, but esthetic crown lengthening also improves your oral health by increasing the surface area of your teeth and decreasing any periodontal pockets, helping to ward off periodontal disease.
What About Gum Grafting?
If you have gum recession, it is important to seek treatment. Without the protective barrier of your gums, the root surfaces of your teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay and damage. In areas of gum recession, donor tissue sourced either from the patient or a tissue bank is grafted onto areas of low tissue volume.
Key Benefits of Gum Grafting
- Exposed roots are covered
- Roots are protected from decay
- Reduces sensitivity
- Helps prevents additional bone loss
- Improves the esthetics of your smile
Dr. Goldfarb enjoys serving patients and has over 30 years of dental experience. To get your smile makeover in Teaneck, NJ, call our office to schedule a consultation today!