18800 Main Street, Suite #201
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
& Implant Surgery
Peter A. Russo, DDS, Inc.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that re-contours the gum tissue and often the underlying bone of a tooth. Crown lengthening is often for a tooth to be fitted with a crown. It provides necessary space between the supporting bone and crown, which prevents the new crown from damaging bone and gum tissue.

Soft Tissue Grafting

Root exposure resulting from gingival tissue recession may pose multiple problems for patients:

  • Undesirable Aesthetics
  • Root Sensitivity
  • Impaired Oral Hygiene
  • Increased Caries Susceptibility
  • Teeth May Become Loose

A gingival tissue graft will restore the proper gum tissue structure around the tooth.

Before after comparison of soft tissue grafting


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

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

Pre-op and Post-op comparison of masking recession