Dental Specialists of
South Loop & North Shore

Two Convenient Locations

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal disease deteriorates the connectivity between the tooth and gums, making it easier for the tooth to fall out if not treated properly. Periodontal treatments can involve surgery or be treated through non-surgical procedures and are used to cure periodontal disease, as well as for cosmetic reasons. Subset procedures within this category consist of soft tissue grafting, crown lengthening, and gum recession fixes. All of these procedures are designed to restore and assist in the regeneration of the teeth’s structure to strengthen the gum and bone support and keep the tooth intact for a beautiful smile.

Cosmetic periodontal surgical procedures cover a tooth’s exposed root to prevent sensitivity, as well as reshape the gums for patients who are looking for an aesthetically-pleasing and symmetric smile. For patients whose teeth appear short due to the gums covering their teeth, cosmetic periodontal surgery is a great solution, pulling back the gums to expose more of the teeth.

At the Dental Specialists of South Loop & North Shore, we are able to offer you the same great expectations and procedures at both of our convenient locations servicing Hyde Park, Glenview, Chicago, and South Loop areas. By making an appointment, we can show you how a few simple procedures can dramatically change your smile for the better.

Soft Tissue Graft

Soft tissue graft procedures are typically utilized to reduce any gum recession, to protect the roots from decay and loss, and to cover the tooth’s roots. There are different types of gum tissue grafts that are usually performed; our cosmetic periodontal surgery specialists will be happy to sit with you and go over which procedure is right for you and your specific needs. With this periodontal treatment, you will regain the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted without worrying about whether people are judging you for the look of your smile.

Crown Lengthening

Many patients’ teeth sometimes appear short, even if they are actually an appropriate length. The patient’s gum line may simply extend too far up the tooth. This is easily corrected by crown lengthening. As part of the crown lengthening process, our dental professionals will remove excess gum tissue and even bone, exposing more of your natural tooth and reshaping the gums. Crown lengthening cosmetic periodontal surgery may be performed on multiple teeth, evening the gum line and creating the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Gum Recession

Gum recession results when the gum line recedes or pulls away from the tooth or teeth, resulting in exposed root surfaces. These exposed roots can be very sensitive to temperature changes, air, and even food. Common causes of gum recession are inflammation, abnormal tooth position, orthodontic tooth movement, factitious habits, oral piercings, and the use of excessive pressure when brushing. If left untreated, gingival recession could compromise the health of a tooth, enhance tooth sensitivity, and eventually lead to tooth loss because the teeth’s structure becomes deteriorated. Depending on the severity of the recession and the other factors, periodontal treatment might involve a non-invasive grafting or flap procedure to cover the exposed root surface.

Schedule Your Consultation

Whether you are aware of issues or suspect there may be a problem, visiting our office should be your first priority to understand our cosmetic periodontal surgery services. Our periodontal dentists will evaluate the overall health of your mouth and determine whether you are suffering from an issue that can benefit from periodontal treatment. Our acclaimed oral health specialists will then determine which subset of a cosmetic periodontal surgery will provide the results you’re looking for so you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. With our experienced dental team, you can be sure your case will be handled with the utmost in care and compassion, allowing you to get the care you need without feeling uncomfortable and obtaining the results you’re looking for. We put your comfort as one of our top priorities.

If you are struggling with gum recession, painfully exposed roots, or are just unhappy with your smile for cosmetic reasons, make an appointment at the South Loop or Glenview office today. Our team of experienced cosmetic periodontal surgery specialists service Hyde Park, Glenview, Chicago and South Loop areas and are here to help. you achieve the results you are looking for.

Your Smile. Your Health. Our Commitment.

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South Loop Dental Specialists

850 South Wabash, Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60605

312-356-4700

Dental Specialists of North Shore

2420 Ravine Way, Suite 400
Glenview, IL 60025

847-729-5855