Many people don’t realize how important the gums are to the appearance of their smile. Some patients too much gum tissue covering their teeth, resulting in a “gummy smile”. Another cause for a gummy smile could be teeth that have worn down, making them appear short or flat.
Plano, TX periodontist, Dr. D Bradley Dean offers treatment options for these patients to improve the appearance of the smile and restore the mouth to proper health and balance.
Gum Lift & Crown Lengthening
A gum lift is a cosmetic procedure that involves remodeling the gums to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the teeth.
If the teeth are worn by teeth grinding or other dental problems, Dr. Dean can work with your general dentist to apply restorations such as veneers, dental crowns or tooth bonding to increase length and improve symmetry of teeth.