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Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery Specialist

Fashion District Dental

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Cosmetic periodontal surgery is an extremely effective way to get rid of the unwanted flaws in your smile while restoring your teeth’s respective functions. At Fashion District Dental in Midtown West, New York City, Justin Rashbaum, DMD, helps men and women reach their aesthetic goals through a series of specialized procedures. Get in touch with Dr. Rashbaum today by phone or online to find out more.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery Q & A

What is cosmetic periodontal surgery?

Cosmetic periodontal surgery refers to various procedures designed to cover exposed, sensitive, and aesthetically unappealing root surfaces. These procedures are also instrumental in ensuring that your gums don’t recede.

Dr. Rashbaum recommends cosmetic periodontal surgery if you’re not happy with the way some of your teeth look. However, surgery might not always be the best course of action. At Fashion District Dental, he gives you valuable advice and recommendations for you to accomplish your goals.

What are the different types of cosmetic periodontal surgeries?

There are countless types of cosmetic periodontal surgeries. Some of the most common include:

Crown lengthening

Crown lengthening works to make your teeth appear longer. Dr. Rashbaum recommends crown lengthening if you believe you have a gummy smile. During the procedure, he reshapes the surplus of gum and bone tissue around your teeth to expose more of them.

This type of procedure can be done for aesthetic and functional reasons. For instance, if you’ve suffered from severe tooth today, a cracked tooth, or a crown-related structure loss, Dr. Rashbaum can significantly restore both the tooth’s function and appearance.

Gum recession repair

Gum recession occurs as a result of bone loss around the tooth and causes your gum to pull back and away from the tooth. To fix this issue, Dr. Rashbaum performs a gum graft to restore your tooth’s natural health.


There are two types of frenum: lingual and labial. The lingual frenum lives between the base of your tongue and the floor of the mouth while the labial frenum is the tissue that connects the gum to the lip.

If either one of these frenums makes it so that your teeth aren’t able to align correctly, Dr. Rashbaum recommends a frenectomy to reposition the frenum.  

Ridge modification

If you’re missing a tooth or have had to get one extracted, it’s possible that your gum and bone will recede in that area. This is called ridge resorption. In these cases, Dr. Rashbaum performs a ridge modification to restore the affected area.

What should you expect during a cosmetic periodontal surgery?

At Fashion District Dental, all cosmetic periodontal surgeries are performed on site. Dr. Rashbaum typically uses a local anesthetic for your comfort.

Depending on the procedure, he might make small incisions in your gumline and bone, graft existing tissue and bone from other parts of your mouth, and stitch the incisions back together.

You might experience some bleeding and lightheadedness, but this will go away after the procedure.

To learn more about which kind of cosmetic periodontal surgery is right for you, call or go online to book an appointment.

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