Most people who think about impro ing their smiles are aware of cosmetic dentistry, like that available at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco.
There are porcelain veneers: a custom made wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make it stain-free and perfectly shaped. And teeth whitening can give your teeth a dazzling sheen.
A lesser-known procedure is known as crown lengthening. If you feel that your teeth appear too short or that your smile exposes more gum than you would like (a ‘gummy smile’), it may be of interest to you.
Crown lengthening is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth while minimizing the vertical length of exposed gum tissue.