When gums recede around teeth and implants, it can make the teeth appear long and unsightly, and cause the dark metal edges around crowns to be exposed. The phrase “long in the tooth” refers to the way gums recede as we age, thus correcting this issue can shave years off of the appearance of your smile. Patients who brush or floss too hard, as well as patients who have had orthodontic therapy, may also have receding gums. Dr. Gordon offers the innovative Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to treat gum recession, as well as the more traditional gum grafting procedure.
As a periodontist and implant specialist, Dr. Gordon regularly works with patients to resolve esthetic concerns around teeth and implants. Just like a theatre stage, the gums frame the view. If there is asymmetry in the gums, the teeth will never look their best.
Dr. Gordon has treated hundreds of patients for these types of issues with significant esthetic improvement. These treatments can be life-changing, boosting patients’ self-esteem and giving them the ability to smile confidently.