Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth, this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Dr. David Jerud or Dr. Lorraine Jerud and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.

For more information about Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery or to schedule a consultation with Drs. David Jerud or Lorraine Jerud, please use our online Appointment Request form or call our Woodbury office at Woodbury Office Phone Number 856-845-1823.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery Procedures

Crown Lengthening

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, to even your gum line, and to create a beautiful smile.

Gum Grafting

Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.

Treatment to Prepare for Orthodontics

To prevent drifting teeth caused by jawbone or tooth loss, bone grafting may sometimes be needed.