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Coronal Repositioning | River Forest, IL

Traditionally, Soft Tissue Grafting was used to move healthy tissue from one part of a patient's body to the site of receding gum tissue in the mouth. However, Coronal Repositioning is a less-invasive alternative that requires no donor site, and decreases healing time.  

Functional Coronal Repositioning

Normally, gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root decay, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases.

Functional Coronal Repositioning replaces the missing gum tissue and protects your teeth. For this reason, it may be recommended even for back teeth.

Cosmetic Coronal Repositioning

In addition to the functional problems previously mentioned, receding gums can look unsightly.

Longer looking teeth and exposed tooth roots cause your face to develop an older appearance. Some people cover their mouths when they smile for this very reason.

Cosmetic Coronal Repositioning can add a new youthful appearance to your smile. In your initial consultation, Dr. Angelo will thoroughly explain what can be achieved in your particular case.