Along with dental crown lengthening, there are a number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that periodontist may perform, including root coverage procedures and ridge augmentation. Root coverage may be necessary when gum recession causes the tooth’s root to become exposed, which makes your teeth look very long. To reduce further gym recession and to fortify vulnerable roots from decay, gum graft surgery and other root coverage procedures are available. In addition, unnatural indentations in the gumline often occur as a result of a missing tooth. To combat these indentations, ridge augmentation can be used to fill in this defect by reformed the natural contour of the gums and jaw.