The Importance of Healthy Soft Tissue
While much is often said of the importance of healthy bone for dental implants, far less attention is given to the health and vitality of oral soft tissue – which serves as the long-term foundation for oral health. As some of the most skilled and experienced oral surgeons in New Bedford, MA, the team at Aarohi Dental offers complete oral care and a range of gum surgery treatments to ensure healthy teeth and a world-class smile for decades on end. Soft tissue is key for oral esthetics, and this includes adequate tooth spacing produced by a strong, balanced, natural looking gum line. In order to ensure biologic success, healthy gum tissue is also essential for any invasive oral procedure – which is why we place such an emphasis on soft tissue esthetics here at Aarohi Dental.
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Our Soft Tissue Treatments
Even the best cosmetic treatments in the world can't account for instances where too much gum tissue covers the teeth. Often referred to as a "gummy smile," excessive oral soft tissue can make teeth look small, short, and disproportionate. Gum recontouring is an advanced gum surgery procedure that reshapes soft tissue and balances the overall esthetic of the oral landscape - resulting in a stunning smile that looks and feels totally natural.
The frenulum is the thin, elastic tissue that connects your top lip to your gums and your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. When the frenulum is too large, it can cause difficulties speaking and eating, and can wreak havoc on a patient's overall oral esthetic. A frenectomy, which is one of the many gum surgery procedures we provide at our New Bedford, MA clinic, reduces the size of the frenulum and allows patients to eat and speak comfortably and enjoy a far more natural look.
Do your teeth seem disproportionately small? It's unlikely that the structure of the tooth itself is small - rather, you likely suffer from excessive soft tissue growth, wherein the gums grow beyond their natural boundary to make the teeth look smaller and shorter. A crown lengthening treatment is a procedure that eliminates excessive soft tissue in order to make the teeth appear larger. This is just one of several gum surgery options we offer at our state-of-the-art clinic in New Bedford, MA.
A gum graft is essentially the opposite of a crown lengthening treatment; rather than removing excess soft tissue, a gum graft relocates new tissue to areas of the mouth where gum recession has taken place. With a gum graft (otherwise known as gum contouring), the overall size of the tooth often appears to be reduced. The goal with gum grafting and gum contouring is to produce a healthy, even gum line that superbly complements your natural smile.