At Fisher Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Centreville, Virginia, we offer a variety of gum repair treatments to help our patients have the smile they want. If your gums are too high around the teeth, you may benefit from gum grafting surgery, or crown lengthening. Dr. Downing may recommend gum grafting to increase your comfort, improve your oral health, and give you a more attractive smile.
Gum recession, where the gums recede away from the teeth expose the root of the tooth, making the teeth appear too long. Left untreated, gum recession can cause tooth decay and ultimately, tooth loss. Exposed tooth roots are the result of gingival recession and periodontal (gum) disease, but it can also be caused by trauma and overly aggressive tooth brushing. With a gum graft, we can place gum tissue over affected areas to repair gum recession. If you have a “gummy” smile, crown lengthening will expose healthy tooth structure by removing excess gum tissue.
At Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Centreville, Virginia, we are pleased to offer gum (soft-tissue) grafting and crown lengthening for our patients. Whether you need gum grafting because of short teeth, bulky, excess gum tissue, an uneven gum line or gum tissue infected by periodontal disease, our team is ready to help. To find out more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fischer and Dr. Fischer, please call us at 703.994.4626 today!