Crown Lengthening

Patients who are unhappy with the gum line and how it impacts the size and appearance of their teeth and smile may want to ask their McKinney, TX area dentist about a procedure known as crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a procedure performed for cosmetic or restorative purposes, depending on the patient’s unique situation. Also known as crown extension, this treatment is performed in a way to remove excess gum tissue. You can do it on a single tooth, several teeth, or across the entire gum line. At Thompson Dental, Dr. Ryan Thompson can perform this and a wide range of other cosmetic procedures for new and existing patients to his practice.

Reasons why a patient might consider a crown lengthening

Crown lengthening can be performed for many reasons. Below are some of the more common situations in which a patient might choose to move forward with this procedure:

  • Improve the health of the gum tissue.
  • Prepare for an upcoming procedure.
  • Correct a “gummy” smile where excess gum tissue is present.

The benefits of esthetic crown lengthening

Crown extension procedures are commonly performed at Thompson Dental and continue to be a popular choice for patients dealing with a “gummy” smile. There are several benefits to this procedure, including:

  • Fast treatment
  • Dramatic improvement
  • Affordability
  • Comfort

Is crown lengthening painful?

Absolutely not! At Thompson Dental, we work hard to ensure each dental visit is comfortable for the patient. That is because we utilize proper anesthetic, and if desired, sedation, to relax patients for their appointment and ensure a positive experience each time they visit. Crown lengthening and other cosmetic procedures are often done to ensure patients do not experience any pain or discomfort in the dental chair!

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Thompson and his team at Thompson Dental

Learn more about crown extension procedures with Dr. Ryan Thompson

Patients located in McKinney, TX, who are ready to discuss their cosmetic dentistry options with our professionals are strongly encouraged to book a consultation visit with the team at Thompson Dental. Call (972) 346-2992 today and make an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 1550 South Custer Road, Suite #100.

Dr. Ryan Thompson


Dr. Ryan Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management from Texas A&M University. After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force for a year while completing his Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency. Before opening Thompson Dental, he spent two more years as a dentist in the Air Force and worked as an associate dentist in Sherman, Texas.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and North Texas Dental Society. He enjoys looking after the dental health of the communities in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Plano, and Prosper and has also volunteered for several international dental mission trips.
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