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Restoration of periodontal defects

Exposed root surfaces - Status after restoration of soft tissue

The currently popular term "red-white aesthetics" implies that the colour and shape of the teeth are not the only important goals of top-quality dental treatment. The line, the colour and the quality of the gums and the surrounding soft tissue are equally crucial for the general aesthetic impression. Particularly in the case of dental restorations in the region of the front teeth, it is essential to aim at (re)constructing a harmonious and natural gum line, too. This is especially important when, due to a high laugh line, your gums are visible when you talk or laugh.
Example of the restoration of soft tissue to cover exposed root surfaces:

Shaping of the soft tissue by means of a provisional pontic