What Is Periodontal Plastic Surgery (PPS)?
Beautiful artwork should have a complimentary frame to bring out its true beauty! Likewise, your smile needs a beautiful, healthy frame. It is your periodontal tissue (gums) that frames your teeth and contributes to your overall smile. Sometimes gum tissue can ruin even a good smile if you have too much (making a “gummy” smile), or if you have receding gums which show an excess area of the teeth. Additionally, uneven gums can make your smile look crooked. If you have any of these conditions, we may recommend correction with periodontal plastic surgery in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to restore the natural harmony between teeth and gums — ultimately enhancing your smile.

What Are the Types of Periodontal Plastic Surgery (PPS)?

  • Gum Lift – Moves bone or gum tissue to expose more tooth. This corrects a “gummy” smile or poorly proportioned teeth, overly short teeth, or “squat” teeth
  • Gingival Tissue Graft – Increases the amount of gum tissue around the facial part of the tooth to correct or prevent recession
  • Connective Tissue Graft – Covers root surfaces exposed by recession. Restores natural gumline, reduces sensitivity and improves esthetics.
  • ALLODERM™ Regenerative Tissue Matrix — An alternative to restore your smile without using your own tissue.
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    receding gums
    After

    receding gums

     

    To get a better idea of how periodontal plastic surgery could improve your smile appearance, call 610-435-5707 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Rowland, our dentist at Oral Dynamics. We hope to hear from you soon!