Questions and Answers with Dr. Rosati – Cosmetic Dentistry Many of you want to know more about cosmetic dentistry when you come into the office. We want to take a few minutes to explain how Periodontics can be considered cosmetic dentistry. Periodontics is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease (gum disease) which affects the gums and jawbone. Cosmetic dentistry is having the ability to improve teeth and smile quick and painless. Why are gums so important Gums are the foundation of your mouth. They house your teeth. If there is instability in your gums the foundation will crack. Think of it as your house foundation. Without a solid, flat ground the house would topple over. If your gums aren’t stable you aren’t going to be happy with the way your teeth look. Symptoms As you admire your smile in the mirror every morning – we all do it. Have you noticed some changes? Are your gums uneven, swollen or red? Are the roots showing making your crowns look too long? What about when you brush your teeth, is there some bleeding? Do you have a recession in your gums or do you have too much gum showing? These are all signs that your gums are in a bad state of health and why a Periodontist can be helpful in your treatment. Which simply means your gums need to be treated. There are several ways that we can treat your gums here at Coastal Jaw Surgery. Treatment Deep cleaning is one of the treatment options that will be used to treat your gums and teeth. Deep cleaning is different than your 6-month cleaning at the dentist. This process removes plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth roots. Gum tissue grafting is another treatment offered. It is minimally invasive and less painful for you. It can help cover your roots and make your teeth look more aesthetically pleasing in your eyes. Crown lengthening allows you to get properly fitting crowns for your teeth without compromising anything. This will also eliminate the worries of improper fitting crowns (too loose), bridges that are too big and falling off. Ultimately you want the confidence to smile – we understand. We don’t want you to be fearful or embarrassed to smile. Let us help make you comfortable in your smile – Call us today to make an appointment.