AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

MUCO-GINGIVAL PLASTIC SURGERY

Periodontal plastic microsurgery can be performed to improve the aesthetic appearance of intraoral tissues visible in the smile area such as in cases of gingival recessions, pigmentations, gingival hyperplasias, amalgam tattoos and residual tissue defects due to destructive processes.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover exposed roots but also to rebuild the tissue that has been lost. Soft tissue is taken from the palate or other intra-oral areas.
The intervention is almost painless and there is no possibility of rejection or transmission of infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis. The tissue taken from the donor area spontaneously reforms in a few weeks.

What are the benefits of “mucogingival plastic surgery”?
The soft tissue graft reconstructs lost tissue and prevents further progression of the gingival recession and alveolar bone loss. Gingival grafts reduce dentinal sensitivity and prevent the formation of root caries. Not least, they improve the aesthetic appearance of the gingival line and of the smile in general.

GUMMY SMILE

Periodontal plastic surgery or bone-resective surgery techniques are also performed for aesthetic purposes.

There are procedures to improve the so-called “gummy smile” or gingival smile when the teeth appear too short and there is an excessive gingival display.

The teeth may be of a natural length but covered by gingiva or even bone. To improve the appearance of these patients an aesthetic crown lengthening can be performed. During this surgery excessive gingival and bone tissues are removed and harmonized to expose the natural length of the teeth.
This surgery can extend from a tooth to the entire dental arch in order to completely change the aesthetics of the smile and facial physiognomy.

What are the benefits of the “clinical crown lengthening”?
Improves the aesthetics and health of the smile but also allows the prosthetic reconstruction of dental elements. It therefore increases comfort in smiling, eating and speaking, in a single word the patient’s social and relational life.

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