LONGVIEW, Texas, March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dual board-certified periodontist and prosthodontist, Dr.
A gummy smile is a term for when too much gum tissue covers over the visible tooth crowns, giving the illusion of small teeth. While aesthetically displeasing, a gummy smile can also lead to functional concerns. Decay-causing bacteria beneath the gum tissue can result in cavities in hard-to-reach areas of the teeth. If a tooth is damaged, such as cracked or chipped, too much gum tissue can make it difficult to accurately and naturally fit a custom restoration over the tooth. In either case, a crown lengthening procedure can provide the necessary "gum lift" for a healthier, more aesthetic smile.
Aesthetic crown lengthening removes excess gum tissue from around the tooth crowns in order to rebalance the smile line. This procedure both exposes more of the tooth crowns and evens out the gumline to arch more aesthetically over each tooth. Aesthetic crown lengthening is commonly completed in one appointment and affects all the teeth. Teeth with severe decay or a crack or fracture below the gumline will need to be accessed by removing gum tissue from the area. Functional crown lengthening removes this section of gum tissue from around the tooth crown to expose the area in need of cosmetic or restorative treatment. Crown lengthening for functional purposes often includes reshaping of the bone as well as the gum tissue to ensure restorations fit correctly.
Patients concerned about a gummy smile or those who have tooth decay or damage below the gumline can benefit from crown lengthening in Longview, TX. Dr. Kovacs welcomes new and existing patients to improve the appearance and function of their smiles through custom treatment. Appointments can be made by visiting http://www.pinnacleperio.com.
About the Practice
Pinnacle Implants & Periodontics offers comprehensive periodontal care for patients in Longview and Texarkana TX. Dr. Alejandro Kovacs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Prosthodontics as well as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. As one of only a few dual board certified clinicians in the nation practicing as a periodontist and prosthodontist, he offers cutting-edge services including dental implants, laser gum disease treatment, gum recession care and full mouth reconstruction. To learn more about Dr. Kovacs, his team or the services they offer, visit http://www.pinnacleperio.com or call Pinnacle Implants & Periodontics at 903-758-3329 for the Longview location or 903-838-0511 for the Texarkana practice to schedule a personalized consultation.
SOURCE Dr. Alejandro Kovacs
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