Cosmetic Dentistry For Receding Gums

Cosmetic dental procedures can help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Often when people think of cosmetic dental care they think of ways to improve their teeth, but cosmetic dentistry in Germantown, TN can also help you restore your gums as well. Dr. Nishel Patel and Dr. Charlyn Wilson of Wilson Dental Care can help you if you are suffering from receding gums. Keep reading to learn more. 

What Causes Receding Gums

Receding gums is an oral condition in which the gums begin to pull away from the teeth. This problem can be the result of many different factors. Some of the causes of receding gums can include:

  • Inadequate flossing habits
  • Improper brushing habits
  • Chronic dry mouth
  • Age
  • Poor diet 
  • Periodontal disease

Before you seek out cosmetic dentistry in Germantown, TN for receding gums, it is important that you have the underlying cause of your receding gums treated. This is especially important if your receding gums are a result of periodontal disease. 

How To Improve Receding Gums

There are a few cosmetic options to fix this problem. Gum contouring is one option. During this procedure, the tissue will be cut away from the roof of the mouth to be used as a graft for areas of the gums that are missing. This type of procedure can also help to protect the tooth roots.

Another, less invasive option is gum veneers. Gum veneers are created much like dentures. A mold is created of the area in need of covering. This mold is then used to create a gum veneer. The veneer can be placed in the areas of missing gums. Most veneers are removed nightly for cleaning, much like dentures. This option provides an improvement to the appearance of your smile, but may not necessarily improve the health of your gums or protect the roots of your teeth from future infection. 

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Germantown, TN, please contact Dr. Patel or Dr. Wilson at Wilson Dental Care by calling 901-751-1100,

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