Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Before and Afters

Cosmetic or  Oral Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a convenient way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Dr. Russo and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, to even your gum line, and to create a beautiful smile.

Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.

Tooth loss causes the jawbone to recede and can lead to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw, and appearance of general aging. The original look of your mouth may not be recaptured because of spaces remaining under and between replacement teeth. They may appear too long compared to nearby teeth.

Bone grafting following tooth loss can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone collapse. There are less shrinkage and a more aesthetic tooth replacement for either an implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.

For more information about gum grafting and bone grafting please click to visit these pages for an in-depth description of each procedure.

Gingival Grafting

Restore you Periodontal Health and Beauty with Gingival Augmentation.

Gingiva and Bone are the Foundation of Our Teeth, Regenerating Lost Tissue Can Help Save Your Teeth.

Click on "Our Services/Gum Grafts" for more Information and Photos.


What Can We Accomplish Without Using Your Own Tissue?

  • Full Upper Arch Gum Grafting
  • Human Donor Tissue Use (Allograft)
  • No Palatal Site
  • Less Discomfort
  • Unlimited Number of Teeth Can Be Grafted

Treated with Allograft:

Non-Palatal Donor Tissue:

Masking Recession on Crown Margins

Recession 3-4mm Implants and Crowns
Lack of Attached Gingiva
Difficult to Clean
Poor Aesthetics

Gain of 3-4mm Implant/Crown Coverage
Gain of Attached Gingiva
Thicker, Healthier Tissue
Easier to Clean
Improved Aesthetics