Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth, this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Drs. Mize or Newton and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, to even your gum line, and to create a beautiful smile.

Another cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. It is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.

Tooth loss causes the jaw bone to recede and can lead to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw, and appearance of a general aging. The original look of your mouth may not be recaptured because of spaces remaining under and between replacement teeth. They may appear too long compared to nearby teeth.

Bone grafting following tooth loss can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone collapse. There is less shrinkage and a more aesthetic tooth replacement for either an implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.

For more information about gum grafting, and bone grafting, please refer to the treatment section of our website, and click on each individual procedure for an in-depth description.

Sunset Periodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 5 Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery reviews.

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Very nice staff. Great care taken with my procedure.

- Carson H

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Once again I had another visit to Sunset Periodontal that was "five stars." From the moment I walked in the door, the staff went out of their way to make my visit as welcoming and painless as possible. They are friendly, considerate and very professional. Dr. Mize is the best! I would recommend him without hesitation. He has the most relaxing manner and knows how to put his patient at ease. It helps to know that you are in the hands of a professional like Dr. Mize.

- Rene S

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I received excellent care at Sunset Periodontal. The staff, from the desk to the doctor, showed consistent compassion and quality at every turn. They made a difficult time a little easier for us, and I would definitely recommend them to others.

- Samantha E

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It is a pleasure to write this review for Dr. Mize and his team. Two weeks ago Dr. Mize performed a gum graft on 5 of my teeth. This was a procedure that I had to have...it was no longer an option and I was truly dreading it. I was most concerned about the pain of the procedure but Dr. Mize assured me he would not let me hurt. Dr.Mize discussed the surgery and recovery timeline with me in detail and was very patient in addressing my questions. The day came for my procedure and I was most nervous...Dr. Mize and team went out of their way comforting and reassuring me. Dr. Mize kept his word! I never felt pain, experienced no swelling and only took 1 ibuprofen after the surgery.The caring did not stop when I left their office. Dr. Mize called me later in the evening to check on me and his team called the next day to see how I was. Dr. Mize and team exceeded all expectations.....turning a dreaded experience into a pleasant one that couldn't have gone better. I have worked in the service industry for 25 plus years and this team has earned my trust and respect. The icing on the cake is they are all so warm and friendly they make you feel as if you have been friends for years. I plan to go to Dr. Mize for all periodontal needs and am going to recommend my family and friends do as well. Thank you Dr Mize and team!

- Deb W

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Was referred there by my dentist after she discovered a fractured tooth that had been causing me some issues for several weeks. Was not looking forward to the visit but was really pleased with the staff in general and the doctors, in particular Dr. Mize.. He removed the fractured tooth, performed some reconstruction work. And even with 13 stitches in such a small area I have very little swelling, little to no bleeding and no pain. He prescribed pain medication but I have had nothing more than the 800mg of Ibuprofen that I took before leaving his office. I feel better than I have in the past several weeks. I highly recommend that if you need a periodontist this is the place to go.

- Elizabeth W

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