Those who have excessive gum tissue that covers a large portion of their teeth are experiencing a condition known as a “gummy smile.” At Lynn Dental Care, we offer crown lengthening treatments for individuals who are concerned about the appearance of “gummy” smiles. Crown lengthening in Dallas, TX, is a gentle technique for reshaping a person’s gumline, which exposes more tooth structure and provides an aesthetically pleasing balance between teeth and gums. This has been referred to as “Periodontal Plastic Surgery.” Additionally, this procedure may be used to give Dr. Brock Lynn access to the tooth structure below the gumline, if any repairs or restorations are needed. Not only does this improve a patient’s smile, but it can also minimize the locations where bacteria can thrive and help prevent cavities.
As an academically trained periodontist with over 38 years of experience, Dr. Brock Lynn can give you the ideal results you expect when it comes to performing crown lengthening procedures. Our in-depth understanding on the gum tissues and how they interact with your teeth and mouth ensure that you get the quality care you deserve.
When performing crown lengthening treatment, we will gently remove the excessive gum tissue, being sure to leave a healthy amount to protect your tooth roots. Our team will do everything possible to make you feel calm during the procedure and with the help of dental sedation you will likely experience very little discomfort. When your gums are at a healthy position the appearance of your smile is improved and harmful bacteria can be cleaned away easier. Many times, those with a gummy smile harbor cavity-causing bacteria below their gumline, but when crown lengthening treatment has been performed, this area is easier to keep clean and healthy. We strive to make the crown lengthening recovery time minimal so that you can get back to your daily life with a new, enhanced smile.