Crown Lengthening

Healthy gums frame our smile and form a protective layer for our teeth. However, some people may have thick or excessive gums, giving their smile a ‘gummy appearance.’ At Citrus Smiles, we offer crown lengthening in Wylie and Murphy, TX, to adjust the contours of your gums and create a harmonious teeth-to-gums ratio. Dr. Aurora and his professional team will ensure that you walk back with a confident smile.

Crown Lengthening

What Is Crown Lengthening Treatment

Crown lengthening is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which we remove excess gum tissues and reshape the gums to expose more of the tooth structure. As a result, the crowns of your teeth (visible tooth structure) appear longer and more aesthetically pleasing. 

Apart from cosmetic reasons, this treatment can also be done to expose the tooth for dental crown placement.

Some people naturally have small teeth, or their teeth are damaged below the gum line, making it difficult to place a crown. With this procedure, we can expose the healthy tooth structure and restore it properly for long-term results. 

Questions About Crown Lengthening?

What Happens During the Treatment Process

Before the treatment, you will have a detailed consultation with our dental specialist, during which we will discuss your concerns. Whether you want to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile or improve your eligibility for dental crowns, we will customize the treatment plan accordingly.

The process of crown lengthening starts with the administration of a local anesthetic to numb your gums. Our dentist will carefully incise along the gum line to remove extra tissues. In some cases, we may need to contour the underlying bone as well for better results. You will not feel pain or discomfort during this step.

After completing the procedure, we will rinse the area to prevent the risk of infection. Our team will then provide detailed guidelines to help you achieve a proper recovery.

Our Testimonials

We Love Our Patients, and They Love Us!

I had my first visit here recently and I highly recommend it! Everyone is so friendly and they explain everything from start to finish. Eman really helped me understand payment and treatment plan. So glad to have finally found a place after looking for someone new for YEARS!!!
~ Larissa Faulkner

Dave Oregon

Murphy

I had my first visit 10/27 Friday. I would first like to say that I was throughly impressed with the knowledgeable of the Dr and all his staff. They were so friendly & made me comfortable during my exam. Thank you all for being such great help. Sincerely Charlotte Johnson.
~ Charlotte

Dave Oregon

Murphy

I came in last week to have multiple tooth extractions. Dr.Kylie was amazing as well as the dental assistant. They were so patient and kind. They try their absolute best to make you comfortable and answer any questions you have. 10/10 recommend
~ Sydney Bong

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

The Doctor and Staff who helped my son were exceptional. We had a dental emergency and they worked him in and were truly wonderful. At a time in need they really came through and were gentle and comforting. We couldn't of had a better experience!!.
~ Samwise

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

I am very pleased with the overall care from Dr. and her staff. They are professional and educated me on what my procedure was going to be for the day and did an excellent job throughout the process. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~ Gale Wilson

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

Happy I found this provider! Beginning with the receptionist, the office is warm and inviting! My hygienist was personable, and I received such a great cleaning. The dentist was friendly and knowledgeable. Found the best place for my family’s dental care!
~ J E

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

How Long Does It Take To Recover After Crown Lengthening

As the effect of anesthesia fades off after treatment, you may experience slight pain or tenderness in your gums. These symptoms typically last for 24 to 48 hours after surgery. To ease the healing process, our dentist will prescribe pain medications.

If you notice swelling or redness at the treatment site, place an ice pack over the region for a few minutes. You can repeat this measure as required. During the initial period, we strictly advise you to avoid smoking as it can hinder the recovery process. 

It is also better to start with a cool, soft diet to let your gums adapt to the new changes. Avoid hard, hot, crunchy, or spicy foods until proper healing has occurred. 

Schedule An Appointment

If you are seeking a qualified dental specialist for crown lengthening, look no further. Visit our practice or call us to book an appointment.

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