Periodontists are sometimes called the plastic surgeons of dentistry. At Harbor Light Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Implants & Periodontal Surgery, our expert periodontist, Dr. Seal, can help you improve your smile.
Gummy Smile Or Uneven Gum line
If you struggle with feeling that your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy, we can help. Sometimes gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others the correct length. In these cases, dental crown lengthening offers a way to remove excess gum tissue to expose more of the crown of the tooth. The gum line is then sculpted to produce an even smile.
Long Teeth/Exposed Roots
Sometimes gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which makes your teeth disproportionately long. This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal diseases. Our periodontists can perform a gum graft surgery and other procedures to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession and to protect vulnerable roots from decay.