Cosmetic Periodontics

What keeps you from smiling with confidence on a day-to-day basis? If the reason has anything to do with your gums, you’ll find the help you need in our Acton office. We offer crown lengthening and gum recontouring to help patients overcome two common cosmetic issues. Each service is designed to address excess gum tissue. With crown lengthening, the goal is to prepare patients for upcoming restorative procedures by removing excess tissue and revealing more of the patient’s tooth surfaces. Gum recontouring involves creating a more even gum line and a shapelier smile. You can learn more about each service below.

Crown Lengthening and Gum Recontouring

A crown lengthening procedure creates more tooth structure above the gum line providing adequate tooth length to accept a crown. The results are a more stable crown and less gum irritation. If your tooth has broken near the gum line or you have a filling or crown with extensive decay underneath, crown lengthening provides a solid foundation to renew your tooth.

The process involves gently and precisely removing excess gum tissue to reveal tooth structure. Our periodontist performs this procedure at our Acton, MA office, and our team carefully sees to your needs before, during and after the crown lengthening procedure. After treatment, you are ready to return to a general dentist for follow-up care and crown placement.

Alternatively, aesthetic gum recontouring is designed to dramatically improve your smile's appearance. Excessive gum tissue causes teeth to appear stubby damaging self-confidence, but the truth is, you have a beautiful smile underneath that tissue waiting to be unveiled with a gum recontouring procedure.

Prior to your procedure, your periodontist will talk with you about options, what to expect, and the outcomes you want to achieve. On the day of your treatment, our team marks your gum tissue, makes sure you're comfortable using anesthesia or sedation, and your periodontist will carefully remove excess soft tissue. 

Would you like to learn more about crown lengthening or gum recontouring and how they can help you smile with confidence? Call our office in Acton, MA. We would be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you.We welcome patients from Brookline, Chestnut Hill, and beyond.