If receding gums are left untreated it may eventually lead to a gap forming between the gum line and the tooth, exposing some of the root which can leave the teeth feeling sensitive and can make people self-conscious about their smile. This is where the phrase ‘long in the tooth’ comes from.
Aesthetic periodontal treatment (also known as periodontal plastic surgery) is a specialist treatment that masks the tissue loss caused by receding gums. It can sometimes be treated by carefully filling the gap with a white filling. Alternatively, by using a synthetic material to create a lightweight acrylic or silicon mask that is worn to cover the exposed root and mimic the missing gum.
Rest assured our highly skilled and experienced periodontal expert will be able to advise you on the best treatment options to restore your teeth and gums to the best possible shape.