Gum recession spoils the aesthetics of a perfect smile and, if left untreated, can lead to disease and tooth loss. Some patients choose surgery or other regenerative procedures to restore their gum tissue, while others may not be a candidate for surgical correction. Fortunately, Dr. Monica Crooks offers an innovative option for those who are not candidates for surgical correction. We provide you the best gingival mask that fits you perfectly.
A gingival mask is a removable prosthetic device that sits near your gum line. The cost of a gingival mask depends on the treatment needed. It mimics the look of gum tissue, hiding deformities, and receding gums to provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Gingival masks are made from acrylic, porcelain, composite resin, or silicone-based materials and can be used for patients who have lost gum tissue due to:
Trauma to the mouth
Periodontal disease (gum disease)
The mask will use your lip and the moisture of your mouth to remain securely in place.
To make the gingival mask, Dr. Crooks takes an impression of your teeth and gums and sends it to a dental lab that creates a device to fit you perfectly. It can then be used long-term with no adverse effects on your oral health.
A gingival mask, sometimes called a gingival replacement prosthesis, is a type of artificial gum. It provides dramatic cosmetic improvements in patients who have receding gums or have lost gum tissue from untreated conditions.
Dr. Monica Crooks uses gingival masks when surgical options to repair gum tissues have been exhausted, or when a patient does not desire surgery.
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