Crown Lengthening in Abilene, TX
You may have asked your periodontist about procedures to improve a "gummy" smile because your teeth appear short. Your teeth may actually be the proper length, but they're covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, your periodontist performs crown lengthening. Dr. Teri Brooks Lovelace offers this procedure for all of our clients.
During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissues are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, several teeth or even your whole gum line to expose a natural, broad smile.
Your dentist or periodontist may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone levels to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored. Dr. Lovelace of Abilene, TX is an expert in these procedures.
Learn more about the benefits of crown lengthening and how Dr. Lovelace can help you achieve a full and healthy smile.