Periodontal Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic periodontal surgery can also be called periodontal plastic surgery. Treatment in Midtown Manhattan, NYC office can be purely aesthetic, helping to enhance the appearance of your teeth and your smile, but some procedures can also help improve the overall function of your teeth and gums. Periodontal cosmetic surgery performed in Midtown Manhattan, NYC office can sometimes be carried out prior to having other cosmetic dental treatments, including dental bridges, crowns, and veneers.
A More Pleasing and Healthier Smile
Although you may end up with a more attractive smile, the long-term aim of treatment is always to try to increase the life expectancy of your teeth, and to make sure they can function normally. For this reason, cosmetic periodontal surgery is often used to repair or replace tissues destroyed by advanced periodontal disease. Specialized techniques can be used to cover up exposed tooth root surfaces that may look unsightly, or which feel very sensitive to hot and cold. This can help prevent the gums from receding any further, and protects the tooth roots from decay. It also reduces the risk of tooth loss.
Ridge Augmentation or Bone Grafting
Other techniques such as ridge augmentation or bone grafting can sometimes be carried out immediately or soon after tooth loss. This helps to preserve the width and depth of the ridge, minimizing bone and gum collapse. Afterwards the replacement tooth, whether it is a dental implant or bridge, is likely to look more aesthetically pleasing.