3690 S. Yosemite Street,
Denver, Colorado 80237

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Cosmetic Procedures

Our practice can solve many problems with cosmetic procedures that use crowns or veneers, depending on your specific situation.

We offer the following options to help you enjoy a beautiful and sustainable smile.

  • Correcting a Gummy Smile – Gum sculpting can easily help teeth appear more natural and dramatically help improve a smile.
  • Root Coverage – This helps conceal unsightly roots that result from gum recession. Gum grafts restore healthy tissue and improve appearance for a more beautiful and healthy smile.
  • Irregular Levels – It’s difficult to create a truly beautiful smile without a natural gum contour. This procedure can take your smile from good to great.
  • Ride Augmentation – Tooth extraction can leave an unsightly ridge in the gum line that prevents artificial teeth from looking real. Ridge augmentation helps create a natural-looking smile by fixing this problem.
  • Treating Extraction Sites – Our surgeons use tooth extraction methods to prevent unsightly ridges for patients. This leads to a smile that you will be proud of when the tooth is replaced.

Correcting a Gummy Smile

A gummy smile makes the teeth look short and not proportionate with the patient’s face. The smile can be greatly enhanced by sculpting the gum to make the teeth appear more natural.

  • Tissue surgically trimmed to normal contour

    Tissue surgically trimmed to normal contour

  • Overgrowth of gum tissue during orthodontics

    Overgrowth of gum tissue during orthodontics

  • Healed tissue with a pleasing appearance

    Healed tissue with a pleasing appearance

  • After tissue sculpting and veneers, a beautiful smile with teeth the proper size for the patient’s face

    After tissue sculpting and veneers, a beautiful smile with teeth the proper size for the patient’s face

  • Gummy smile results in short teeth with irregular gum margins

    Gummy smile results in short teeth with irregular gum margins

Root Coverage

Fixing Gum Recession with Dental Root Coverage

Gum recession often shows the unsightly root of the tooth. Following gum grafting, root coverage may be desired by patients to improve appearance. A connective tissue graft provides new attached gingiva while covering the root surface.

  • Recession of canine gum producing a “fang-like” appearance

    Recession of canine gum producing a “fang-like” appearance

  • Complete root coverage with<br /> normal gum contour

    Complete root coverage with
    normal gum contour

  • Front tooth with unsightly<br /> root exposed

    Front tooth with unsightly
    root exposed

  • Improved cosmetics after<br /> root coverage

    Improved cosmetics after
    root coverage

 Root coverage of upper premolars, left and right

 Unsightly anterior recession

Recession corrected with root coverage procedure

Irregular Gum Levels

Simply put, irregular gum levels detract from an attractive smile. Unless the gum has a natural contour, the results with new crowns can never be satisfactory. We may choose to change a single tooth or work on all the upper front teeth to provide the optimal appearance.


  • Short lateral tooth, with low gum

    Short lateral tooth, with low gum

  • Gum made level with adjacent teeth so normal crown could be placed.

    Gum made level with adjacent teeth so normal crown could be placed.

  • Irregular gum levels with short, chipped teeth

    Irregular gum levels with short, chipped teeth

  • Following gum recontouring and crowns

    Following gum recontouring and crowns


Ridge Augmentation

Once teeth are extracted, the bone often resorbs during healing and leaves a gum indentation. The bridge placed prevents the artificial tooth from looking real. Consequently, the artificial tooth appears to be growing out of the gum and can’t be distinguished from the natural teeth.

The surefire way to treat a ridge deficiency is to prevent it from occurring altogether. Performing a ridge augmentation at the time of extraction can manage the amount of bone loss.


  • Severe ridge defect after extraction

    Severe ridge defect after extraction

  • Ridge augmented to return normal shape

    Ridge augmented to return normal shape

  • Deficient ridge making<br /> artificial tooth look unnatural

    Deficient ridge making
    artificial tooth look unnatural

  • Ridge augmented and expanded so artificial tooth appears to emerge from gum

    Ridge augmented and expanded so artificial tooth appears to emerge from gum


Treating Extraction Sites

A resorbed ridge forms once the gum heals down in the socket before the bone has time to completely reform. To prevent bone resorption after extraction, we advise the socket be filled with a material that reduces gum shrinkage and prevents gum down growth. It’s ideal to treat the problem before it occurs.