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 provide beautiful results and 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 result from a fully informed dentist-patient relationship. For gum-related cosmetic concerns, Dr. Cain may recommend one of the following treatments:
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 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 can all be treated with crown lengthening.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
For receding gums that expose tooth roots or affect your overall appearance, Dr. Cain can use this unique non-surgical procedure to restore 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, scrape, or stitch.
Exposed tooth roots can cause many 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 improve your comfort and dental health.
Dr. Cain offers all types of dental implants for lost and missing teeth. Dental implants can offer patients the most “life-like” tooth replacement and 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. He can also recommend the appropriate treatment.
Is the crown lengthening procedure painful?
No. Dentists use anesthetics during the crown lengthening procedure so you will not feel any pain. 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 cosmetically lifts your gums, so you do not have a gummy smile. Ask us about periodontal treatments if your gums bleed regularly. You should also ask if 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 healthy.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
If you have concerns about your gums’ overall appearance or health or have one or more missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cain. This will allow you to learn more about the health of your smile and what treatments or procedures can meet your needs. Contact us at (865) 276-7173 or request an appointment online.