Soft Tissue Grafting
Gum recession can cause tooth sensitivity, gum inflammation, and difficulty with tooth brushing. Advanced gum recession on front teeth can lead to esthetic problems.
The appropriate treatment for your gum recession would be determined after a comprehensive examination by Dr. Mone. A detailed explanation of your treatment alternatives would be provided to allow you to make the best decision regarding your treatment.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery
For patients who feel they have a gummy smile, esthetic crown lengthening can provide a quick and effective treatment solution. During the procedure, Dr. Mone removes excess tissue and reshapes it to expose more of the natural tooth. The end result is a more natural smile.
Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
If you have been diagnosed with receding gums or are showing signs of gum recession, Dr. Mone may recommend the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to restore your beautiful smile. This is an incision-free procedure that involves making a very small hole using special instruments to loosen the gum tissue and move it over the areas with gum recession. Many patients that undergo this procedure are surprised how simple and minimally invasive the entire process is, and Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique may be just what you need to take care of receding gums and restore your smile.
Sinus Lift (Sinus Augmentation)
Often patients who have lost teeth in the upper jaw require a sinus lift in order to have dental implants placed. This is because the bone in the area where teeth are missing naturally begins to shrink, or resorbs, over time. As a result, the sinuses expand to occupy the empty space where the bone used to be. With insufficient bone to securely place the dental implant, a sinus lift is necessary to recreate the bone that once existed when the tooth was present. This bone is essential to support the implant.