Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Everyone deserves a smile they are proud of. Various factors can leave your mouth damaged or in need of cosmetic work, with some of the more common reasons including gum disease, facial trauma, or even genetics. Cosmetic periodontal surgery is a form of oral and maxillofacial surgery that specifically concentrates on treating these problem areas and crafting a new, more aesthetically-pleasing smile. 

When you are considering having cosmetic periodontal work done, you deserve only the best your state has to offer. In New Jersey, that is Union City Oral Surgery Group. With decades of experience and an all-star team of skilled surgeons, our team is ready to take on even the trickiest of cosmetic periodontal surgical procedures with minimally invasive techniques. Devise your unique plan of treatment by scheduling your consultation today.


There are numerous benefits when it comes to receiving cosmetic periodontal surgery, especially if you are currently recovering from gum disease or facial trauma. These include:

Increases Aesthetics

First and foremost, your cosmetic periodontal work can help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. Even if you are in great oral health, a gummy smile or slightly discolored teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious. By undergoing a personalized course of treatment, your Union City surgeon can directly address any problem areas and help you craft a smile you are proud of. 

Restorative Work

Additionally, cosmetic dentistry often goes hand-in-hand with restorative work. For example, if you are being actively treated for periodontitis, there is a chance that you may need cosmetic work after your restorative treatment is done to help recreate the natural look of your mouth. Gum contouring, dental implants, and periodontal splints may all be used to recreate your smile and even improve upon it. 

Often, the aftermath of cosmetic dentistry can also help with the functionality of your teeth and mouth.


Union City Oral Surgery Group is proud to offer a variety of cosmetic surgical procedures, all of which are performed in our state-of-the-art facility by our team of surgeons at our Union City office. Some of our more popular cosmetic periodontal surgical procedures include: 

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is used to address smiles that are deemed to be “gummy” or have a higher than average ratio of gum to teeth. This procedure sees the outline of the gum being altered or contoured in order to expose more of the natural tooth structure underneath and improve the appearance of your smile. 

Crown lengthening can also help decrease your chance of gum disease, as there is less surface area to trap debris or tartar under. Patients often will also find it more comfortable to eat, speak, and chew after more of the natural tooth has been exposed.

Ridge Augmentation

When a tooth is professionally extracted or avulsed due to disease or trauma, the gum margins surrounding the bone will collapse into itself. This gap in your teeth can also cause other problems, like teeth shifting and a weakened jawbone. Ridge augmentation is used to treat this collapse by lengthening the gums to help make your new implant or tooth replacement look more natural. 

Soft Tissue Grafting

Soft tissue grafting, also known as subepithelial connective tissue grafting, is a procedure used to prevent the recession of your gum tissue and to protect the uncovered root surfaces of your teeth. This reconstruction of your gums sees a layer of healthy tissue being removed from some other location, most commonly the roof of the mouth, and placed or grafted over the site of gum recession. 

This procedure is a pivotal tool when it comes to protecting the tooth and its root from being exposed. When exposed, the tooth can become more sensitive to extreme temperatures and make eating and drinking uncomfortable. People with a misaligned bite may experience the natural recession of their gums and require this procedure to help protect their teeth from sensitivity and also improve the natural aesthetic.


When considering cosmetic periodontal surgery, you deserve the best quality treatment available. At Union City Oral Surgery Group, our mission is to deliver affordable, personalized, and cutting-edge dental cosmetic and restorative services to our local community, which includes you. Our journey commences with a comprehensive assessment and a one-on-one consultation to delve into your unique objectives and aspirations when it comes to your aesthetic goals. Following this, our team of highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons will craft a tailored treatment plan and commence the necessary procedures.

To embark on your path to better oral health and a smile you are proud of, take the first step today by arranging your consultation by calling our Union City office at (201) 601-9262 or using our online contact form.

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