When dealing with too much gum tissue, you would need to consider crown lengthening as a periodontal solution; but when too little or wrongly placed gum tissue is the issue, your two major options are gum grafts plus stitches or PST grafts.
In a previous blog, we covered information concerning implant-supported dentures and their advantages over traditional removable dentures. Bridges, too, can be "installed" on top of a dental implant - and in fact, with the right periodontist on the job, the whole process can be completed in a single day!
Not only are dental implants on the cutting edge of modern dentistry when it comes to replacing only one or two teeth, but they are also the foundation of modern permanent dentures that offer many benefits above and beyond traditional dentures.
When you have too little gum tissue, a common problem, it’s best fixed through gum graft surgery and/or periodontal treatment. But when you have too much gum tissue, the opposite procedure, called crown lengthening, is in order.
Extra wait time, additional dental appointments in the midst of a busy schedule, two separate dental insurance claims, and likely a higher overall bill can all result when you get an extraction during one dental office visit and a dental implant on a subsequent visit.