June 30, 2017
Having a beautiful smile is about more than making sure your teeth are white and sparkling. If you have always had an uneven gum line, or if there’s simply too much gum tissue covering up your tooth enamel, you likely have what we call a gummy smile. Cosmetic periodontics in Florham Park — specifically crown lengthening and gum grafting — can help.
Crown lengthening or gum grafting from Dr. James Rynar removes, replaces, and reshapes the excess bits of periodontal (gum) tissue to improve the proportion of teeth and gum tissue. Because these days, you don’t have to live with a smile that’s anything less than beautiful.
Crown Lengthening for Gummy Smiles
An uneven gum line can be caused by a few factors. Most people who have one were born with it. Certain prescription medications can also cause an uneven gum line. Crown lengthening may also be necessary for creating more healthy tooth structure on broken or worn down teeth, especially if more space is needed to place a dental crown.
Gum Grafting for Recessed Gums
If, however, you have the opposite problem — too little gum tissue covering up your teeth — you may benefit from gum grafting in Florham Park. Gum recession is caused by aggressive tooth brushing, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, and certain medications. This procedure takes healthy tissue from elsewhere in your mouth and places it on the area where it has been lost.
What to Expect from the Procedure
If a cosmetic periodontal procedure is right for you, Dr. Rynar will assess your needs and put together a treatment plan suited just for your smile. On the day of your treatment, we will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment site to ensure you do not feel anything during the procedure. We also offer options in sedation if you need a little extra help relaxing.
Once you are completely comfortable, your periodontist begins with the precise removal or replacement of gum tissue according to the treatment plan. The soft tissue laser seals the tissue as it works, minimizing bleeding and discomfort and helping you to enjoy a speedier recovery. Dr. Rynar may also use dental bonding to reshape the surface of the newly-exposed tooth enamel to reveal your most attractive smile.
Crown Lengthening Aftercare
Once your crown lengthening procedure is complete, we will send you home with specific aftercare instructions to help you recover quickly and comfortably. Brush and floss your teeth gently for the first couple of weeks to avoid irritating the treatment site. If you start to notice unusual discomfort, bleeding, swelling, or other signs of infection, please get in touch with your periodontist right away.
Questions? Ask Your Periodontist in Florham Park
If you know just what we mean by “gummy smile,” it’s time for you to seek a solution. Cosmetic periodontics could be the answer you’ve been waiting for — schedule an appointment with Dr. Rynar and our team today!
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