Our patients undergo aesthetic gum treatment to cover exposed tooth roots caused by gum recession or reveal more of the tooth if there is too much gum tissue. Dr. Anson is known throughout the profession for the innovative techniques that he has developed and perfected for aesthetic periodontal procedures utilizing a surgical microscope.
These techniques were designed to not only improve the appearance of the teeth and smile, but also to increase patient comfort by reducing the trauma to the soft tissues that is common with “traditional” surgical procedures. This enables Dr. Anson to provide his patients in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas with naturally beautiful smiles, with increased comfort throughout treatment and accelerated healing time.
What is Aesthetic Gum Treatment?
Aesthetic gum treatment can repair a lack of gum tissue through tissue sculpting or extend the tooth with crown lengthening. These two procedures are recommended for patients to improve the appearance of their smiles with minimally invasive techniques.
- Tissue sculpting is performed using a microsurgical technique that is minimally invasive. Dr. Anson repairs gum recession often without the need for a tissue graft.
- Crown lengthening exposes more of the tooth for patients who have a gummy smile. Dr. Anson will balance the gum tissue and teeth by reshaping gum and bone tissue.
While both of these procedures are intended to correct aesthetic problems, they can also prevent other dental problems from arising in the future.
Why is Gum Recession More Than an Aesthetic Problem?
Gum recession, which exposes the sensitive roots of your teeth, is a progressive problem that can be caused by:
- Gum disease
- Poorly positioned teeth
- Aggressive brushing and flossing
As gums recede, the teeth appear too long and misshapen, which is the main reason our patients undergo aesthetic gum treatment. However, gum recession also leaves the exposed roots vulnerable to root decay and sensitivity to hot and cold. If left untreated, gum recession may also cause bone loss if the tooth becomes infected.
Tissue Grafting for Aesthetic Gum Treatment
Some of our patients choose to place a bridge in an area where teeth are missing. When gum recession leaves a space between the existing bridge and gums, Dr. Anson can improve the aesthetic appearance by performing a tissue graft to repair the area. This treatment is reserved for patients who do not want or cannot have a dental implant or new bridge, but instead a more beautiful result without additional restoration.
How is Aesthetic Gum Treatment Performed?
Dr. Anson performs all aesthetic gum treatment in the comfort of his Beverly Hills office with a device that delivers local anesthesia with little to no discomfort. Each procedure is performed with:
- Microsurgical techniques under high magnification to provide greater detail.
- Very fine surgical instruments to minimize patient discomfort and speed healing.
- The patient’s unique situation in mind to provide the most effective treatment option.
Each procedure will balance a conservative treatment approach with effectiveness to ensure that you are matched with the procedure that provides the best aesthetic result with the least amount of discomfort.
Recovering from Aesthetic Gum Treatment
Whether it is tissue sculpting or crown lengthening, aesthetic gum treatments will heal within a matter of days. Because Dr. Anson employs gentle techniques, there is relatively no downtime and any discomfort is manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers that will be recommended during your appointment.
The Results of Your Aesthetic Gum Treatment
Our patients find aesthetic gum treatment gratifying because the results are immediately visible with little to no downtime. The procedures will have different aesthetic results, but ultimately, will balance gum tissue to ensure that the teeth are neither too short nor too long.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your gums and teeth, contact our Beverly Hills office at (310) 657-0999 to schedule an appointment.