Gum Reconstruction

“Gummy Smile”


An Improved Periodontal Health

A beautiful smile shows most of the 8-10 upper teeth with almost no gum above the two front teeth. A smile is considered a “gummy smile” if a significant amount of gingival tissue (gums) can be seen when you smile. Although a “gummy smile” is considered a normal variation of human anatomy, many people with gummy smiles are very self-conscious about their smiles. Fortunately, these smiles can be corrected with simple periodontal surgery procedures.

Dr. Acosta can safely modify the position and shape of your gums so that more of your natural enamel shows when you smile. If you are in the areas of North Palm Beach and Juno Beach, please call us today to schedule a free smile assessment and learn more about our gum reconstruction procedure.

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Soft Tissue Grafts

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. You may wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of the roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or, maybe you’re not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you cringe because the exposed roots are particularly sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.

Gums may recede for a variety of reasons, including over-aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but, prior to treatment, Dr. Acosta can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, Dr. Acosta takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

Whether you have soft tissue grafts to improve function or esthetics, you will receive the benefits of both:

  • A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.

Contact the Acosta Dental Arts office at 561-622-0301 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards a beautiful smile.