Intraoral plastic surgery can reduce gum recession and bone loss, making your smile healthier while improving its appearance. In some cases, these treatments can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. Whether you have intraoral plastic surgery to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.
A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession, and this treatment can also help patients improve the appearance of their smile. If your gum line is receding, this means that the tissue that surrounds the teeth is pulling away and slowly exposing more of the tooth or the tooth's root. If left untreated, this can cause damage to supporting bone and lead to tooth loss.
If you suffer from tissue loss and gum recession, an allograft treatment may be necessary to protect your teeth and bring your mouth back to full health. During an allograft, one of our expert periodontists will use donated tissue to rebuild and strengthen your gums. This treatment can make it possible for patients to receive dental implants and can improve the appearance of your smile.
The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession that is typically incision and suture-free. Traditional gum recession treatments use donor tissue or soft tissue grafts to help rebuild the gum line. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results can be achieved through the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Through a small hole made by a needle, our experts use specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or sutures, patients can expect minimal pain, swelling and bleeding after treatment. This advanced technique can also provide patients with natural-looking, long-lasting results, faster recovery times, and an overall improved experience.
At Poulos & Somers, we pride ourselves on transforming our patients’ smiles and restoring their periodontal health. If you suffer from bone loss or gum recession, our experts can help! We take the time to discuss your goals, answer any questions you may have, and develop a personalized treatment plan that works for you and your budget. Give us a call today at 303-832-4867 to discuss your options with one of our specialists.