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Can cosmetic dentistry fix a receding gum line?


Written by Charan

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Yes, cosmetic dentistry can help fix a receding gum line. A receding gum line refers to the exposure of the tooth roots due to the gum tissue pulling back or wearing away. It can make the teeth appear longer and lead to tooth sensitivity and an uneven gum line.

There are several cosmetic dental procedures that can be used to address a receding gum line:

  • Gum grafting: This surgical procedure involves taking gum tissue from another area of the mouth (usually the palate) and grafting it onto the areas with receding gums. This helps cover the exposed tooth roots and restore a more natural gum line.
  • Pinhole surgical technique: This minimally invasive procedure involves making small pinholes in the gum tissue and using special instruments to gently reposition the gums over the exposed tooth roots.
  • Crown lengthening: In some cases, crown lengthening may be recommended to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the tooth structure.

It is important to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist or periodontist to determine the best treatment option for your specific dental needs and goals.