Periodontal Plastic Surgery

At Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, our periodontists strive to restore your periodontal health with the most minimally invasive procedures available. Our periodontal plastic surgery services include dental crown lengthening, gum grafts, ridge augmentation, pocket reduction and regenerative procedures. Here are some common conditions that can be mitigated by periodontal plastic surgery.

Uneven Gum Line

Do your teeth look too short? Do your gums appear too prominent when you smile? If so, you may benefit from a procedure known as dental crown lengthening. During this procedure, extra gum tissue is removed, exposing more of the crown of the tooth.

Receding Gums

If you feel your teeth look too long or your roots are exposed, gum graft surgery and other root coverage procedures can restore your smile. These types of procedures cover exposed roots, help decrease further gum recession and protect roots from decay. Often, these procedures are performed to reverse the effects of gum disease.

Tooth Loss

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you may notice an indentation in your gums and jawbone where they used to be. When you lose a tooth, the jawbone recedes, resulting in an unnatural-looking indentation. Before having a replacement tooth implanted, it’s important to have a ridge augmentation performed, so the new tooth doesn’t look too long compared to adjacent teeth. This procedure fills in the defect, and results in a more natural-looking smile.

Schedule an Appointment with an Experienced Periodontist

To see if periodontal plastic surgery is right for you, make an appointment at either the Newark or New Brunswick office of Rutgers Health University Dental Associates. Our world-class dentists and specialists are well-practiced in the latest innovative treatment techniques, so you can rest easy knowing you’re receiving the best dental care.