Root Coverage (Periodontal Plastic Surgery) to Correct Gum Recession
Do you feel your smile is spoiled because your teeth look too long? Exposed roots, generally caused by receding gums, can make teeth appear too long and asymmetrical in appearance. Your teeth even may start to feel sensitive to hot and cold foods or drinks. Our root coverage procedure, called Soft Tissue Grafting, protects teeth and gives you a healthier, more attractive, symmetrical and youthful smile.
To see more before and after images, visit our Root Coverage Smile Gallery.
Related articles from our Patient Education Center:
- Levine, R.A. “Gum Recession and Tissue Regeneration Through the Use of Emdogain™”, Clinician Corner, Straumann® 2012.
- Levine, R.A. “Esthetic Case Book: Growth in Recession. An Esthetic Case Selection for Straumann© Emdogain.™” Case 3, Case 2 (12-15). 2011.
- Levine, R.A. “Aesthetics in Periodontics: Covering Denuded Maxillary Root Surfaces With the Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft”, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry; XII:8:568. 1991