Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery, North Dallas TX
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery, sometimes referred to as “crown lengthening,” is performed to improve the health of the gum tissue, prepare the mouth for a procedure, or correct a “gummy smile”. A “gummy smile” is used to describe an instance where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue resulting in a less esthetically-pleasing smile. The procedure involves reshaping or recontouring the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to–tooth relationship. Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth, or the entire gum line.
Crown lengthening is required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration if the edge of that restoration is deep below the gum tissue and not immediately accessible. Crown lengthening is performed when the crown or filling is too close to the bone or below the bone. Crown lengthening allows the restorative dentist to reach the edge of the restoration, ensuring a proper fit to the tooth. It should also provide enough tooth structure so the new restoration will not come loose in the future. This allows you to clean the edge of the restoration when you brush and floss to prevent decay and gum disease.
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