Dr. Anil Rick Soordhar and Dr. Sunil Vick Soordhar are both experienced in cosmetically improving short, unsightly teeth to cover unsightly, sensitive or exposed root surfaces and prevent future gum recession.
Believe it or not, you may actually have perfectly healthy teeth of their intended natural length. They may merely appear shorter due to excessive gum tissue. A thorough cosmetic periodontal surgery could both shape a more attractive, healthy looking smile and prevent future gum recession.
During the procedure, your dentist will reshape the existing gum and bone tissue to expose more of each natural tooth. Some cases may also require covering tooth roots with a soft tissue graft,with can also reduce gum recession while preventing root decay and loss.
The jawbone recession that can accompany tooth loss can eventually lead to unnatural looking gum and jaw indentations that accentuate signs of aging. Your mouth may not recapture its original shape and appearance due to the remaining spaces under and between replacement teeth.
Bone grafting following tooth loss can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone collapse. There is less shrinkage and a more aesthetic tooth replacement for either a dental implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.