Recently, I had a patient come to my office approximately three
months before her wedding. She complained that her smile was too "gummy"
and she didn't like her smile. She wanted this addressed before the wedding.
Cosmetic procedures like crown lengthening
are extremely successful and patients are quickly becomming more aware of the dramatic
cosmetic changes that are a result.
Another type of patient pleasing cosmetic surgery is gingival
augmentation or grafting to restore lost gum from areas of
recession. Today, gum grafting is very predictable and is usually an easy procedure
for patients to undergo.