Anthony Skinner, D.D.S.
Nicholas P. Lowe, D.D.S.
Shahir Malek, B.D.S., M.S.D.
Donald Lareau, D.D.S., M.S.
Katherine Smith, D.D.S., M.S.
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Procedures

Enhancing Your Smile with Cosmetic Periodontics

cosmeticHealthy gums are an important part of your beautiful smile. Our periodontists are expert in maintaining the optimum health of your gums as well as their Esthetics.

Do you have a gummy smile?

A smile is said to be ‘gummy’ if a significant amount of upper gingival tissue (gum tissue) is exposed when laughing or smiling. This gives the effect of the upper teeth being too short, and can make sufferers feel self-conscious.

Ideally your smile should reveal very little gum, and visible tissue should look balanced and even in contrast with your upper lip. Your smile will depend on the shape of your teeth and their size, as well as the shape and size of your lips. Fortunately, a gummy smile is something that can be corrected through cosmetic periodontal treatment.

Procedures: Esthetic Crown Lengthening & Gingival Contouring

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Do you have roots exposed by gum recession?

Gum recession can expose tooth roots and show more of your teeth than normal. Longer looking teeth and exposed tooth roots give an "old" appearance to your smile. Some people cover their mouths when they smile for this very reason.

Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root canals, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases.

Procedures: Soft Tissue Grafting

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Do you have missing teeth?

Dental implants are regarded as the preferred approach for replacement of missing teeth as they preserve bone structure and allow you to comfortably and effectively.

Learn more about Dental Implants.