Many people with a gummy smile undergo surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, we can help with our cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.
A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. But crown lengthening is not used solely for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth is injured and breaks at the gum line or if a filling or crown comes off a tooth that contains decay, we can help make additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work.
At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Patients from Bartlet, South Elgin, and Wayne also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!