Gum Reconstruction

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Why Choose Dr. Ted Unland?

  • 10+ Years Experience
  • #1 Computer-Assisted Precise Implant Placement Combined with the Top Computer Generated Tooth Restoration for the Perfect Implant
  • Advanced Post-Graduate Training and Expertise in the field of:
  • Implant Dentistry
  • General Dentistry
  • CEREC Technology
  • Fellow of the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA)
  • I have been going to Dr. Unland for 8 years and wouldn't trust anyone else. He is always friendly and his staff know me and my family by name. I recommend Dr. Unland and his staff to anyone needing a dentist.
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  • One of the better dental offices I have been to over the years. They always make me feel welcome as the staff are always friendly. Dr. Unland is very personable has at times gone out of his way to help me when urgent issues came up.
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Gum Reconstruction

Embarrassed to smile because of small teeth and too much gum? We can change all that with Gum Reconstruction.

Gummy Smile

A beautiful smile shows most of the 8-10 upper teeth with almost no gum above the two front teeth. A smile is considered a “gummy smile” if a significant amount of gingival tissue (gums) can be seen as a person smiles.
Although a gummy smile is considered a normal variation of human anatomy, many people with gummy smiles are very self-conscious when smiling. Fortunately, these smiles can be corrected with simple periodontal surgery procedures.
We can safely modify the position and shape of this gum so that more of your natural enamel and less gum shows when you smile.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. You may wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or, maybe you’re not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.
Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but, prior to treatment, we can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, gum tissue is taken from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
Whether you have soft tissue grafts to improve function or aesthetics, you will receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.
Contact us immediately and schedule a free consultation. You will be taking the first step towards a beautiful smile.

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We are based in Hermitage, TN

Unland Dental Center

4757 Andrew Jackson Pkwy.
Hermitage, TN 37076
(615) 885-0181
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