Implant Dentistry and Periodontal Bone Grafting
If you experience tooth loss from decay and disease, you may require implant dentistry. If the disease has reached the jaw bone, we have to repair this first to create a solid foundation for a new implant to be placed. This will provide you with a full and healthy smile.
Cosmetic Gum Surgery and Gum Grafting
We focus a lot on the appearance of our teeth, but many people suffer from issues they have with the look of their gums — whether your gums are receding and showing too much tooth, or you have excess gum tissue (often known as a “gummy smile”) we can help you.
If your gums are receding, we will recommend gingival grafting, also known as a gum graft, where we will take tissue from your palate and add it onto the area of missing gum. A gum graft can help not only cosmetically but also provide healthier teeth as it strengthens the seal around the teeth to protect from bacteria, hard brushing, and chewing.
If you have too much gum tissue, we can perform a procedure known as “crown lengthening.” Excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the tooth’s surface.
If you suffer from an uneven gum line, we can reshape it using a dental laser or a surgical scalpel.
All cosmetic gum surgery can be performed at the dental office in Herndon — and it usually requires only a local anesthetic (numbing shot).