Oral Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX

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If you don't like the look of your smile, you can change it with oral plastic surgery. This procedure uses the latest diagnostic tools and treatment protocols to perform oral plastic surgery. The three most common types of oral plastic surgeries performed at our practice in Houston, TX are frenectomies, functional crown lengthening, and gummy smile treatments. Periodontal (gum) disease can cause the gums to recede or to become overgrown, which increases the areas where dental plaque and bacteria can become trapped. Oral plastic surgery treats the cause of periodontal disease, prevents further problems, and improves the appearance of the gums and teeth, refreshing your smile. At our practice in Houston, TX, Dr. Nicosia performs several types of oral plastic surgery, including corrective jaw surgery. Treatment depends on the needs of each patient to give them their best treatment and results.

Oral plastic surgery involves various procedures designed to enhance both the functionality and aesthetic of the gums and teeth. Dr. Nicosia’s practice in Houston, TX, offers comprehensive solutions to meet patient needs in oral health and smile aesthetics. Here are some of the benefits of opting for oral plastic surgery:

  • Improves the appearance of gums for a healthier, more attractive smile
  • Corrects gum recession to protect roots from decay and sensitivity
  • Can reduce tooth sensitivity by covering exposed root surfaces
  • Enhances the symmetry and harmony between gums and teeth
  • Treats periodontal disease to prevent tooth loss
  • Offers smile rejuvenation that can boost self-confidence and well-being
  • Prepares mouths for further dental work, including crowns and veneers
  • Utilizes minimally invasive techniques for quicker recovery times
  • Promotes better oral hygiene by simplifying cleaning around the gums and teeth
  • Personalized procedures to meet the unique needs of each patient

At Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc. in Houston, TX, we perform the latest treatment protocols. We can help improve your smile with oral plastic surgery and perform any of the following:

  • Frenectomy – A simple surgical procedure that treats a lip-tie, tongue-tie, diastema, gum recession, or pain by removing one or both frena (connective tissue membranes) from the mouth
  • Functional crown lengthening – This treatment removes gum tissue to minimize the areas where bacteria and plaque can hide while lengthening the visible tooth
  • Gingivoplasty – Also called gum contouring, this procedure reshapes the soft gum tissue after the gum has receded

Dr. Nicosia can also perform corrective jaw surgery, which is commonly associated with sleep disorders and sleep apnea. It can also be used to treat jaw and face conditions related to growth, structure, and alignment. Once treatment is completed, patients see an improved facial appearance and a more comfortable, stable bite.

Dr Nicosia was my dentist over 20 years ago before I moved to another city. He is the best and very knowledgeable in his field. I still have my teeth so that is definitely due to his expertise in gum surgery and teeth care. My husband recently started having dental issues and needed to get expert care so of course we made the trip to Houston to see the expert. We are both extremely happy with the dental experience Dr Nicosia and his staff provide for our family.

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Dr. Nicosia and Cindy are simply the best at what they do. They care deeply about the patient's well being. I have been treated for dental care with Dr. Nicosia and Cindy over a decade now and wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Knowledgeable, great surgeon,Painless, the best.

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Being a patient of Dr. Patrick Nicosia for the past 30 plus years has been a real pleasure. Dr. Nicosia and his staff make you feel welcome and relaxed when attending appointments. There is never an ounce of anxiety when sitting in the dentist chair. Over the past 30 years, even with changes, Dr. Nicosia and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations, they have always been kind and courteous, going above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. Thank you Dr. Nicosia and your entire staff for making my visits to your office some of my best experiences.

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I and two other family members have used Dr. Nicosia over the past 10 years for dental implants. He’s absolutely the best! He is passionate about his work, uses the latest technology and is honest, kind and professional. His staff is equally excellent. I wouldn’t go to anyone else and I always recommend him to anyone needing dental work.

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With advanced oral plastic surgeries, unhealthy gums can be restored to full function, giving you a healthy appearance and a new healthy smile. Oral plastic surgery corrects receding gums, excess gum tissue causing a "gummy smile," and cleans the gum pockets. For proven and effective oral surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicosia at our Houston, TX practice today.

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What Are Common Types of Oral Plastic Surgery?

Common types include jaw surgery, dental implants, cleft lip and palate repair, and removal of oral tumors. Reconstruction following an injury and aesthetic procedures like chin or cheek augmentation also fall under this category. Procedures vary in complexity and may involve multiple surgical stages.

What is the Recovery Time for Oral Plastic Surgery?

Recovery times vary depending on the type and complexity of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect some level of discomfort, swelling, and bruising for a few days to weeks. It's crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon to minimize complications and expedite recovery.

How Much Does Oral Plastic Surgery Cost?

The cost can vary widely depending on the procedure, geographic location, and extent of intervention needed. Insurance may cover some procedures if they are deemed medically necessary. Consult with Dr. Nicosia and your insurance company for an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.