Your smile is important. If you don’t have the smile you want, you tend to flash those pearly whites less often and that can have a direct impact on your confidence. In addition to chips, gaps or crooked teeth, having too much of your gum line showing can have a negative impact on your overall happiness with your smile as well as your oral health. There’s a solution for that! Crown lengthening.
If you feel like you have a “gummy” smile, there is a surgical procedure that can reshape the base of the gums to expose more of the tooth surface. Crown lengthening can be performed on one tooth or the entire gum line. It’s a common procedure usually conducted under local anesthetic and sedation if preferred. There is not any post-operative care and pain can be managed with over the counter pain relievers, like ibuprofen.
The benefits are not only cosmetic. Crown lengthening is also used if you have a decayed or broken tooth above the gum line. If you do not have enough of an exposed tooth structure for other procedures, like fitting for a crown, crown lengthening can help so the tooth can be properly restored.
Choose Qualified Professionals
If you’re ready to act to improve your smile, visit Pearl Dentistry on Taylor Street in Houston, Texas. We offer high quality care with advanced dental technology and a dedicated, experienced staff. Call us at 713-766-4389 to see how we can put our expertise to work for you.