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Gum Recontouring at Fifth Avenue Periodontics

At Fifth Avenue Periodontics, Dr. Clifford Melnick and his team are passionate about delivering quality patient care and services.  Our gum recontouring procedures provide our patients with unparalleled results for a variety of conditions.

Dr. Clifford Melnick uses gum recontouring to improve the aesthetics and the health of the gingiva.  Gum recontouring can be used to treat a variety of dental conditions, and can be used in:

  • Receding the gums in overly gummy smiles also referred to as an apically positioned flap.
  • Adding gum with connective tissue grafting, where the gum is moved from the palate donor site to an area that is lacking gum tissue also referred to as a connective tissue graft.
  • Moving the gum from an adjacent tooth to add gum over an exposed tooth root also referred to as a lateral pedicle graft.
  • Covering black lines from exposed crown margins also referred to as a coronally positioned flap.

Dental technology allows Dr. Clifford Melnick to help his patients achieve their ideal results with gum recontouring procedures.  A laser is typically used in smile line aesthetics to contour the gum of anterior teeth to improve the look of a smile.  Advanced technology allows our dental team to perform a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures in less time, and with less recovery time required for a patient.

Learn More about Gum Recontouring

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Clifford Melnick’s gum recontouring procedures at Fifth Avenue Periodontics, do not hesitate to contact our dental team.  We will answer all of your questions about our state-of-the-art technology, gum recontouring techniques, and the conditions that benefit from smile line aesthetics.

We are here to answer all of your questions and help you to feel comfortable at our New York dental office.  To learn more about Dr. Clifford Melnick and gum recontouring, contact us today.