Crown Lengthening/ Gummy Smile in Pearland, TX

Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your gummy smile? Worry not – Dental Specialists of Pearland have the perfect solution for you! At our dental practice, we offer crown lengthening, to enhance the look of people with a gummy smile. This procedure can also benefit those with small teeth requiring a dental crown or bridge. Dr. Ruben Sauceda will gently reshape your gum line to give you a flawless, attractive smile! Give us a call today to get started with this treatment.

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    Crown Lengthening/ Gummy Smile in Pearland, TX

    What Is Crown Lengthening, And How Does It Improve Gummy Smile?

    Crown lengthening is a cosmetic procedure that our Pearland, TX, dentists perform to reshape the gums and enhance the aesthetics of a gummy smile. The name of the procedure can be confusing because we don’t lengthen the crown. Instead, we adjust the gums to make the crown look longer.

    By incising excess gums and reshaping the gumline, we can completely transform the look of your smile. Other reasons for this procedure include:

    • Small-sized teeth
    • Severe tooth decay
    • Uneven teeth
    • Excessive gums covering the teeth
    • Replacement of an old crown or bridge

    Questions About Crown Lengthening/ Gummy Smile?

    Process Of Crown Lengthening In Pearland, TX

    During your initial consultation at our Pearland, TX, practice, we will determine if crown lengthening is the right option for you. It is an ideal cosmetic dental treatment for those with a gummy smile or small-sized teeth. If you are a good candidate, we will schedule an appointment for the surgery.

    It is an outpatient procedure that takes a single visit. First, we will administer local anesthesia to numb your gums. Using advanced tools, our periodontist will reshape the gums around your teeth to achieve the desired length of the tooth surface. In some cases, we may also shave a thin layer of alveolar bone for long-term results.

    Once the procedure is complete, we will rinse the treatment site with saline before closing it with sutures. We will place a medicated gauze over the region for a temporary period to control bleeding.

    Recovery After Gummy Smile Treatment

    It may take 2 to 3 months to recover completely after a gummy smile treatment in Pearland, TX. You will be able to eat normally after the first few days as your gums start to heal. However, during the first 72 hours after surgery, you will need to follow strict post-op instructions to avoid the risk of bleeding, swelling, or infection.

    Our dentists will prescribe medications to reduce pain and discomfort after treatment. If you experience swelling, place an ice pack on your face for a few minutes. Avoid hot and spicy foods during this period, as they may irritate your gums.

    Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth gently and avoid aggressive brushing. You can rinse your mouth with warm saline water for a few days after surgery to keep the surgical site free of infection.

    What Our Patients Say

    Heart for the Dental Specialists of Pearland

    Love the staff and dentists at this office. Incredibly kind! Always willing to work with you trying to figure out the best option. They are so knowledgeable and thorough. Dr Cabrera is patient and professional and has treated me on time every time. I wish more doctors’ office were run like this.
    Maggie Lentz
    Maggie Lentz
    Wonderful staff and Dr. Cabrera is great! Allowed my wife back for the consultation so i didn’t have to remember anything. Not a fan of doctor's in general, but Dr. Cabrera put me st ease. Highly recomend if you need extensive work.
    Donald Hofstetter
    Donald Hofstetter
    Dr. Sauceda did an excellent job, talked me through the procedure and followed up with very useful information and suggestions. I highly recommend him for his expertise and professionalism.
    Rochella Cooper
    Rochella Cooper
    The clinic staff is very friendly and respectful. Dr. Sauceda is a brilliant and meticulous professional with his work. I feel like my dental health is in good hands. Thank you for your extraordinary service!
    Eduardo Garcia
    Eduardo Garcia
    Great service and friendly staff. Dr. Sauceda and his team is the best! They welcome you like family and take care of all your dental needs with the highest degree of professionalism and empathy. I recommend Dental Specialists Of Pearland to all of my friends and family. Please give them a try, you won’t regret it.
    Roberto Soluren
    Roberto Soluren
    Dr Sauceda is very patient and always makes a big effort to assist his patients no matter the circumstance. If anyone is in need of an implant specialist or denture specialist (dual board certified) in Pearland, he is your go to doctor!!
    Simon Wong
    Simon Wong

    Schedule An Appointment With Us

    A gummy smile may make you insecure about your aesthetics, but our specialists can enhance your appearance with crown lengthening in Pearland, TX. To experience advanced oral care at our practice, call us at (713) 436-7697 for an appointment.

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