in San Diego, CA
Even if your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length, but covered with too much gum tissue.
This can be corrected with a periodontal plastic surgery procedure called crown lengthening. During this procedure, we reshape excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of your natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth.
Another possible cosmetic dentistry procedure is known as a soft-tissue graft. This procedure will cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.
Bone grafting after the loss of a tooth can preserve structure and minimize gum and bone collapse.