PERIODONTAL (GUM) PLASTIC SURGERY (PPS)
What is Periodontal Plastic Surgery (PPS)?
Beautiful at work should have a complimentary frame to bring out its true beauty! Likewise, your smile needs a beautiful, healthy frame. It is your periodontal tissue (gums) that frames your teeth and contributes to your overall smile. Sometimes gum tissue can ruin even a good smile if you show too much (“gummy” smile), or you have receding gums which show too much of the teeth. Additionally, uneven gums can make your smile look crooked. If you have any of these conditions, we may recommend correction with periodontal plastic surgery to restore the natural harmony between teeth and gums – ultimately enhancing your smile.
What are the types of Periodontal Plastic Surgery (PPS)?
- Gum Lift – Moves bone and/or gum tissue to expose more tooth. This corrects a “gummy” smile or poorly proportioned teeth, overly short teeth or “squat” teeth
- Gingival Tissue Graft – Increase the amount of gum tissue around the facial part of the tooth to correct or prevent recession
- Connective Tissue Graft – Covers root surfaces exposed by recession. Restores natural gum line, reduces sensitivity and improves esthetics.
- Alloderm ® Regenerative tissue matrix is an alternative to restore your smile without using your own tissue.