Sometimes, the problem with a person’s smile is not a loss of gum tissue, but too much! This is also known as a gummy smile, and it can make you feel self-conscious in work or social situations. At Vital Dental, Dr. Asad Ahsan offers crown lengthening to help you enjoy your smile again! If you are interested in finding out more about crown lengthening in McKinney, Texas, call (972) 347-0945 today for your consultation at Vital Dental.
Crown lengthening is the removal of excess gum tissue, which if not addressed can make your teeth appear too short, or your smile look bulky. It is often used to enhance the appearance of your smile or correct an uneven gum line along your teeth. However, it can be a part of the process of repairing a damaged tooth. For example, dental crowns replace the entire enamel layer of the tooth. If you require a dental crown to restore a damaged tooth or to have a bridge place, and your gum covers too much of the tooth to place the crown, or the tooth is broken off near the gum line, crown lengthening may be used to reveal enough tooth structure to place the crown. The process usually requires a single visit to our office, and the result will be a brand-new smile that you will be proud to show off and that will give you a new-found sense of confidence. Whether your problem is purely aesthetic, or involves a restoration, our dentist will be happy to help.