Periodontal Plastic Surgery Enhances The Appearance And Health Of Your Smile!

Esthetic Crown Lengthening 

This relatively simple procedure usually takes about an hour to perform and is essentially a “gum lift”. During the procedure, the doctor removes excess gum and bone tissue and reshapes the smile to expose more of the natural tooth. While the procedure can be performed on just one tooth, it is most often done to the entire smile. The end result is that more of the natural tooth is exposed creating a wider, more beautiful smile.

Functional Crown Lengthening

Functional crown lengthening is needed in order to perform cosmetic or restorative procedures if a tooth is too far decayed, broken below the gumline, or has insufficient structure for restoration. In cases like this, the doctor will reshape the gums and supporting bone to allow for adequate room to place a high quality restoration.

Periodontal Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA

We offer our patients a variety of cosmetic periodontal procedures to enhance the appearance of the teeth and smile.

Esthetic Crown Lengthening to Correct a “Gummy” Smile

One of the most common esthetic procedures is anterior crown lengthening to improve a “gummy” smile. This procedure involves reshaping the gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth, or “lengthen” it. The procedure can be performed for a single tooth to even the gum line, or for several teeth to improve the appearance of the entire smile.

Soft Tissue Grafts to Cover Exposed Tooth Roots

Although gum recession can be caused by a variety of reasons, the most common cause is aggressive tooth brushing. Gum recession results in exposed tooth roots, which causes the teeth to appear too long compared to adjacent teeth. Soft tissue graft procedures involve adding soft tissue to reinforce thin gums or repair the defect caused by gum recession.

Covering the roots that make the teeth look too long will improve the esthetic appearance of the smile. This procedure will also help to prevent additional recession and bone loss, solve the problem of root sensitivity to extreme hot and cold temperatures, and protect the roots from decay.


Dr M.K.Pillai,
11197, Canyon Crescent
Delta, British Columbia
Canada Zip Code - V4E2R6


Phone: +1 4373467700

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