A beautiful smile begins with healthy, beautiful gums. In addition to periodontal services that prevent, treat and maintain gum disease, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the appearance of the gums and smile.
Gummy Smile or Uneven Gum Line
The ideal smile reveals as much of the teeth as possible with little gum showing and a gum line that is even and contoured in harmony with the upper lip. If you have an excessive gingival display, your teeth can look short and you may feel that your smile is unattractive. A dental crown lengthening procedure, also known as a gum lift, can reduce the amount of gum tissue and expose more of the tooth. Dr. Eskow will sculpt the gum line to a natural, even appearance.
Long Teeth or Receding Gums
Gum recession can cause the tooth roots to become exposed, aging your smile and making your teeth look longer. Gum recession also increases the risk for tooth decay, tooth sensitivity and tooth loss. Dr. Eskow can perform a gum graft surgery to cover the tooth roots and correct gum recession. Gum grafting can be applied to one or several teeth to correct the contours of the gumline and project a more natural and beautiful smile line.
We are excited to offer a new, microsurgical treatment in our Bethesda and Washington DC dental offices for the treatment of receding gums. Dr. Eskow is one of the first dentists in Maryland to offer the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation technique, a patented, minimally invasive, technique that treats gum recession without incisions or sutures.
If you have missing teeth, Dr. Eskow can design a dental implant treatment plan to permanently restore your lost teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one, several or all of your missing teeth. We offer a full range of dental implant services including all on four implant dentures, bone grafting and sinus lifts.
Ridge augmentation is a procedure that restores the natural contour of the gums and jaw. When a tooth is lost, the bone that once surrounded it begins to recede. This can create indentations in the gum and jawbone where the tooth used to be. Dr. Eskow can regenerate bone and periodontal tissue to promote a healthier, more beautiful smile.