Is there something about your smile that you don't love? If you've been living with dental flaws, it may be difficult to picture how great a healthy smile can look and how much it can improve your self-confidence.
If you would like to see the difference that even one procedure can have on your smile, please browse through our Before and After photos from our Smile Gallery. You'll see the amazing transformations we can achieve and maybe even get some inspiration for improving your own smile!
Gum grafting is a great procedure for the chronic "scrubbers" who essentially wear the gum tissue away by brushing. Along with a Sonicare, we can repair this lost or receded gum tissue. To learn more about the procedure of gum grafting, read more in our Services tab.
This patient had gum recession (gingival recession) that exposed the underlying root structure. Enamel is the strongest structure in the body and makes the crown of the tooth. However, the material that makes up the root is not very strong. When we have recession and exposing the root, we can see notching of the root known as "abfraction." This patient was in the beginning stages of abfraction. Along with abfraction, sometimes this recession can cause the teeth to be very sensitive to cold. The before and after photo are three weeks apart and the patient had very minimal sensitivity.
Pictured is “before” with gum recession and “after” following a gum graft treated here at DHP. One of the main reasons this patient needed a graft was due to a baby tooth that did not come out when the permanent tooth erupted. Due to this, the permanent tooth was in front of the baby tooth causing very little bone around the front of the permanent tooth. When this happens, gum recession occurs. During routine child exams, Cody and Melissa assess the alignment and eruption of baby teeth and compare it to the child’s development to help prevent these and other ...