What Is Crown Lengthening?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening surgery at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our San Antonio patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a patient needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gumline or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps San Antonio dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a Shavano Park cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the San Antonio area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 210-493-3040. We are conveniently located at 13220 Huebner Rd in San Antonio. When you come in, we can show you photos of Texas cosmetic dentistry patients who are enjoying their dazzling smiles that were created with the help of the skilled smile artists at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

 

Contact William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry:

210-493-3040

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13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas
78230