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A periodontist may not be the first specialist you think of when you’re looking for cosmetic dental services. However, we treat uneven gumlines, crooked or misaligned teeth, and many other functional dental issues. Dr. Craddock and Dr. Godat provide a wide range of cosmetic procedures that can enhance your smile and restore your confidence.
If a small spot or blemish on your gum is giving you pause, we can perform a easy laser biopsy and send a sample to the lab to test for disease. We also offer a non-invasive cancer cell detection procedure. Safeguard your health with proactivity.
Crown lengthening, also known as a “gum lift”, corrects your gumline to cover less of the surface of your teeth, resulting in a smile that is more even and less “gummy”. We use a safe, gentle laser for a comfortable procedure and often permanent results.
Lightening of Dark Gums
Are you unhappy with the dark color of your gums or have small spots or blotches that prevent an even appearance? Our laser gum lightening treatment can create a healthy, pink look that perfectly showcases your smile.
Receding gums can put the roots of your teeth and the underlying bone in jeopardy. Preserve gum health with a gum graft, which can encourage fresh soft tissue growth and protect your teeth and jawbone. Gum grafts can also be performed before dental implants are placed to ensure good coverage for the implant.
An impacted tooth can cause pain and infection, and often leads to extractions. We complete gentle orthodontic uncoveries to reveal the tooth in place, then design a plan to move the tooth carefully into its intended position.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
Traditional gum surgery requires multiple treatments and long recovery times to restore a healthy, even gumline. The Pinhole Technique allows the process to be completed in mere hours – with minimal invasiveness.
Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation
The loss of a tooth often leads to corresponding loss of gum and bone, causing a “sunken” appearance. Soft tissue procedures can provide a firm foundation for a replacement tooth and restore facial features.
Drs. Godat and Craddock are the only periodontists certified to perform Wilckodontics procedures in the Mid-South region. This revolutionary treatment plan uses the mouth’s own structure to gently and effectively realign teeth, creating amazing, natural smiles.
Temporary Anchorage Devices
Sometimes orthodontics isn’t sufficient on its own – especially when trying to address complex tooth misalignments. TADs provide the anchor point needed to apply careful pressure and precisely move teeth into position.
For patients with dental anxiety, we offer a range of sedation options to keep your comfortable and relaxed. Discover how far dental medicine has come, and make your next appointment as easy as it should be.
In many cases, cosmetic treatment is performed in tandem with other treatments to create a smile that is both beautiful and functional. Dr. Craddock and Dr. Godat can help you determine what cosmetic procedures can be employed to give you the smile you deserve. Schedule an appointment at Periodontal Associates of Memphis today!
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