The aesthetics of your smile can be affected by a wide range of factors, including the health of your gums and missing teeth. As a periodontist, Dr. Robert Cain offers cosmetic periodontics treatments and procedures that can restore gum health, replace missing teeth and meet your cosmetic goals for the appearance of your smile.
Serving the Hardin Valley, our welcoming, state of the art Knoxville dentist office is home to a staff that will take the time necessary to understand your unique dental health needs and cosmetic concerns. Our goal is to recommend and deliver treatment that will not only provide beautiful results but stabilize and improve your oral health.
Building Beautiful Smiles in Knoxville, TN
During an initial consultation with Dr. Cain, we will use diagnostics to evaluate your dental health, discuss your health history and listen to your concerns. We believe that the best outcomes are the result of a fully informed dentist-patient relationship.
For gum related cosmetic concerns, Dr. Cain may recommend one of the following treatments:
- Crown lengthening: If you have a “gummy smile“ that makes your teeth appear short, a crown lengthening procedure can expose more of the tooth surface and improve the aesthetics of your smile. This procedure is designed to reshape the gums at the base of the desired tooth that you want to expose more of. A tooth that is too short, severe tooth decay below the gum line, or a tooth that has fractured and broken off beneath the gum line all can be treated with crown lengthening.
- Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation: For receding gums that are exposing tooth roots or affecting your overall appearance, Dr. Cain can use this unique non-surgical procedure to restore both gum health and a more natural looking smile. The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation technique makes it possible for periodontist Dr. Robert Cain to reshape your gum line without the need to cut, scrap or stitch.
- Root Coverage: Exposed tooth roots can cause a number of concerns including long-looking teeth, tooth sensitivity, loss of gum tissue around the tooth, and cavities at the root. Dr. Cain can use surgical techniques to change the appearance of the gum line and cover tooth roots. Periodontal surgery for gum recession or a gummy smile can also improve your comfort and overall dental health.
For lost and missing teeth, Dr. Cain offers all types of dental implants. Dental implants can offer patients the most “life-like” tooth replacement available as well as key dental health benefits. If you have met with another local dentist but would like a second opinion on your treatment options, Dr. Cain can meet with you to evaluate your dental concerns and recommend appropriate treatment.
Is crown lengthening procedure painful?
No. Anesthetics are used during the crown lengthening procedure so that you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Local anesthesia prevents you from feeling anything in the treatment area. Once the anesthesia wears off after surgery, there should be little discomfort.
Will gum rejuvenation fix my bleeding gums?
No. Gum rejuvenation is not a means to fix bleeding gums, gum disease, gingivitis, and periodontitis. It is used cosmetically for lifting your gums so that you do not have a gummy smile. Ask us about periodontal treatments if your gums bleed regularly, or you are concerned about your risk of gum disease.
Does Cosmetic periodontics provide permanent results?
Yes. Cosmetic treatments for your gum’s aesthetic issues are permanent. Most patients will not need follow-up treatments after their initial treatment is completed. The results of the Pinhole Gum Lift are permanent. Proper daily oral hygiene and biannual visits to your dentist for professional dental cleanings will help keep your gums stay healthy for years to come.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have concerns about the overall appearance or health of your gums or have one or more missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cain. This will provide the opportunity to learn more about the health of your smile and what treatments or procedures can meet your needs. Contact us at (865) 280-1173 or request an appointment online.