Do your teeth look abnormally short? Do you feel like your gums are too big and cover too much of your teeth? This is sometimes referred to as a “gummy” smile. In many cases, a gummy smile is simply the result of excess gum tissue covering teeth that are beautiful and normally shaped. To treat a gummy smile and reveal your beautiful appearance, our caring dentists may suggest crown lengthening. Crown lengthening, which is also called gingivectomy or gum correction, involves removing a small amount of the gum tissue to expose more of the tooth structure. The process for crown lengthening is fast and simple; we can typically complete crown lengthening in Spring, Texas, in just one visit to our office.
In some cases, crown lengthening may also be recommended to aid in the completion of restorative treatments. If a tooth has broken or chipped very close to the gum line, Drs. Nguyen and Nguyen may recommend crown lengthening to allow us to properly restore the tooth. Our friendly dental team will ensure that your crown lengthening treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible. We welcome you to call or visit us at Forestwood Dental today to learn more and to set up your next visit. We are committed to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!