Procedures for Periodontal Plastic Surgery in Rochester NY

If you have suffered from gum disease, wondered why some of your teeth appear longer than others or have experienced the loss of some of your teeth, then it might be important for you to learn more about procedures for periodontal plastic surgery in Rochester NY. There are several periodontal procedures available that can strengthen your gum tissue, repair damaged teeth and gums, and restore your gum health to give you a natural and beautiful smile. Let’s review a few of the ways periodontal plastic surgery can help you.

Who Benefits From Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures?

There are many reasons a person might need periodontal plastic surgery. One of the most common reasons is to repair damage caused by gum disease. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an infection of the gums that affects nearly 50% of adults in the United States. Severe gum disease can cause serious damage to the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Damage to the gums can eventually lead to further damage to the teeth and even jaw bone. With the help of a periodontist and periodontal plastic surgery procedures, you can heal gum disease, as well as its side effects.

Periodontal plastic surgery may be necessary for those who have an uneven gum line. Uneven gum line can be caused when the gums are receding following gum disease, orthodontic treatment (braces), and other reasons. Additionally, if you have exposed roots or indentations in the jaw from the loss of a tooth, a periodontist can help.

Procedures for Periodontal Plastic Surgery in Rochester, NY Explained

Depending on your specific needs, your Rochester Periodontist will work with you to recommend a procedure to give you a healthy smile that you are excited to show off.  Below are just a few of the procedures for periodontal plastic surgery in Rochester, NY.

Dental Crown Lengthening

Dental Crown Lengthening is a gum surgery where your Rochester periodontist removes excess gum tissue surrounding your teeth to expose more of your tooth. The procedure can be cosmetic, or restorative. Since the procedure makes your teeth appear longer, many people opt to undergo this procedure to improve the aesthetics of their smile. Patients who need a crown placed over an existing tooth may need to undergo crown lengthening so the crown can be properly placed, for a secure fit and a natural, healthy aesthetic.

Gum Graft Surgery

Also referred to as soft tissue graft, this procedure is performed to restore gum recession. Receding gums can be caused by many things including genetics, gum disease, or even aggressive tooth brushing. Regardless of why you are experiencing gum recession, receding gums expose the roots of your teeth and cause major discomfort eating, drinking, and even talking. To restore gum recession, a soft tissue graft is sutured over recession areas. After healing, the graft blends naturally with the existing gum, covering the formerly exposed root, providing an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable result.

Dental Implants

There are several reasons why someone may need a dental implant. Whether the cause is from periodontitis, aging, or other reasons, missing a tooth can cause major issues to your dental health. Your Rochester periodontist can place a single dental implant, or multiple depending on what fits your needs. The new implant will be securely placed to last a lifetime and will look as natural as your actual teeth.

Schedule a Consultation for Periodontal Plastic Surgery

There are several periodontal plastic surgery procedures that can solve many dental health issues. Whether you need cosmetic or restorative periodontal plastic surgery, Dr. Zahavi at Dental Implants and Periodontal Health of Rochester can help. With years of experience, a highly trained staff, and the use of state of the art technology, Dr. Zahavi can work with you to give you the smile you deserve. To schedule a consultation, call 585.685.2005 today.

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Thomas Zahavi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He completed his post-graduate periodontal education at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester in 2006.

Dr. Zahavi obtained his combined DMD and Master’s degree Summa Cum Laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997). He then pursued a speciality program in Prosthodontics (the restoration and replacement of teeth), receiving the highest honors in the residency program (2001). In 2003 he relocated with his family to the USA in pursuit of a residency program in Periodontology at the University of Rochester/ Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and honored with a research fellowship from a major dental implant company. He is a Board-Certified Periodontist (USA) and Prosthodontist (Israel). His clinical experience and training in the two specialities proves to be invaluable, especially in patients requiring comprehensive periodontal and implant treatments.

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