Are you self-conscious because your gums are receding or uneven? The gums and teeth may require cosmetic and corrective treatment for several reasons throughout our lives. Factors like periodontal disease, trauma, age, and birth defects all contribute to this possibility. Receding gums can expose our teeth, causing our gums to appear unhealthy, uneven and unattractive. A gum graft performed by board-certified periodontists is a cosmetically corrective treatment to give you the even, stunning smile. Grafts are a fantastic option for patients who want to align their gumline and show off a beautiful, full smile.
Receding Gums Overview
Periodontal disease can damage the natural appearance of a patient’s gums and mouth, which in turn affects the confidence of his or her smile. Gum and periodontal cosmetic surgery treatments can help correct a variety of health and aesthetic concerns. If your gums have receded due to gum disease or any other causes, ask your skilled Brentwood periodontists Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky about receding gums treatment today. The CENTER for Periodontal and Implant Therapy will have your gums and teeth looking more beautiful than ever!
Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum grafts (also called gum lifts) are performed to correct unevenness and to restore alignment to the gumline. Trauma and periodontal disease can sometimes cause the gum recession, resulting in a patient’s tooth to look unattractive and long. Gum lifts are often used to re-contour the gumline and give the teeth a more natural appearance.
Patients may be at risk of uneven and receding gums for various reasons. Periodontal disease, jawbone loss, poor dental hygiene and insufficient gum tissue can all cause unattractive loss of gums. If any of these were the case, to improve the look and health of your gums, a board-certified periodontist would likely recommend the gum graft procedure. This cosmetic gum recession treatment will even out your gumline and show off your stunning teeth and smile.
For this procedure, the patient’s gumline is examined for whether or not gum tissue has receded due to periodontal disease or trauma. If that is the case, patients may need to have the damaged tissue replaced. This is usually done by removing a small amount of tissue from the roof of the mouth or with an artificial tissue and attaching it to the affected site. This procedure can help reduce further gum recession, cover exposed roots, reduce risk of root sensitivity, and give your teeth a more cosmetically pleasing and alluring appearance. Contact Los Angeles gum recession experts Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky for more information.
Gum Grafts & PRF Treatments Locally in LA
The CENTER is a periodontal office that provides excellent and skilled periodontal and implant therapy to restore patient’s oral health and aesthetics throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. Dr. Alexandre Aalam and Dr. Alina Krivitsky are the only two board-certified periodontists in the Brentwood area, and offer specialized skills in cosmetic periodontal procedures, oral hygiene, and gums & teeth restoration. These procedures help to preserve natural looking qualities and provide patients with confidence to show off one of their best assets: their smile.
Luckily for Los Angeles, Dr. Aalam is the only trained and certified periodontist in the United States to utilize advanced-platelet rich fibrin technique to enhance healing after oral surgery. PRF harvests from patient’s own tissue/biomaterial to create a gel that is inserted into the surgical location. After Dr. Aalam preforms the surgery with advanced-platelet rich fibrin technology, patients recover much faster and are able to go back to their normal routines quicker. Ask Dr. Aalam about platelet rich fibrin and gum grafts at your next visit!
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Contact the CENTER for a Periodontal Consultation Today
Gum grafts are a proven, effective and desirable procedure to have your gums and teeth looking more gorgeous and appealing. If you are suffering from receding gums, treatment may be able to help. Contact the CENTER, a Los Angeles periodontal office, to schedule a consultation and to learn more gum grafts and other cosmetic periodontal treatments by calling (310) 299-8329.
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