Oral health is more than just keeping your teeth in good shape, which is extremely important but over looks the essential part of the of the mouth that holds and nourishes those teeth – the gums. Keeping the gums in tiptop shape not only keeps the teeth healthy but also improves the appearance of the whole smile. If there is a problem with a patient’s gums Midtown Manhattan periodontal treatment performed by Scott Froum DDS can restore them to health.
Gums are living tissues that surround the base of the teeth and hold them in place as well as protect and nourish the roots. If periodontal disease occurs it will not only affect the gums but also cause them to recede and pull away from the teeth and form deep pockets. Our doctor can perform a Midtown Manhattan periodontal treatment that may include a surgical procedure to rid the gums of the disease causing infection and restore the appearance of the gums. One such procedure that will cosmetically reconture the gums is crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by a specialist periodontist. There are a number of reasons for considering crown lengthening in a treatment plan. Commonly, the procedure is used to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of subsequently restoring the tooth prosthetically. However, other indications include accessing subgingival caries, accessing perforations and to treat aesthetic disproportions such as a gummy smile. There are a number of procedures used to achieve an increase in crown length.
The goal of cosmetic recontouring the gum, whether used as a means of restoring the original appearance of the gum following Midtown Manhattan periodontal treatment for gum disease or to adjust gums that are naturally abnormal in appearance is to restore the patient’s smile as well as a solid foundation for the teeth. Please make an appointment with our office for an evaluation by our doctor.