Crown Lengthening in Dallas
A Simple Procedure to Reshape a Gummy Smile
Patients who have excessive gum tissue that covers a large portion of their teeth often refer to the condition as a “gummy smile.” At Lynn Dental Care, we have a solution for this phenomenon. It is called crown lengthening, and it is a gentle technique used to reshape a patient’s gum line in order to expose more tooth structure and provide an aesthetically pleasing balance between the teeth and gums. It is sometimes referred to as “periodontal plastic surgery.”
While it is most commonly performed for cosmetic purposes, the fact that it gives Dr. Brock Lynn access to the tooth structure below the gumline simplifies repairs and restorations. Not only does the procedure improve the appearance of a patient’s smile, it can also minimize the locations where bacteria thrive, which prevents cavities.
Benefits of Soft Tissue Recontouring at Lynn Dental Care
As a trained periodontist with over 38 years of experience, Dr. Lynn can provide the ideal results when performing crown lengthening procedures. When performing our crown lengthening treatment, we will gently remove the excessive gum tissue, being sure to leave a healthy amount to protect your tooth roots. We will do everything in our power to help you feel calm during the procedure. With the help of dental sedation, it is unlikely that you will experience any persistent discomfort.
We strive to make the crown lengthening recovery time minimal so you can return to your daily life with a new, enhanced smile. Our team has an in-depth understanding of the gum tissues and how they interact with the teeth and mouth, allowing you to receive the quality care you deserve. Other benefits of soft tissue recontouring include:
- Enhances the appearance of your smile
- Helps prevent cavities
- Balances the gum line
- Improves self-confidence
Conscious Sedation Available In-House
Relaxing Office Environment
Continuous Education for Our Team Members
Board-Certified in Dental Implants & Periodontics
“Dr. Brock Lynn is very personable and that includes his team. He was very patient with me during my little tears session and got me taken care of in a very quick period of time.”- Roxanna J.
“My hygienist was completely covered in PPE and I felt safe. Healthy teeth are important to overall health and I’m glad I had a good experience during such an uncertain time.”- Jill T.
“I am impressed with the way they keep up with technology and advanced techniques that other dentists have either not learned about or not yet incorporated.”- Claire B.