Premier Crown Lengthening in The Woodlands and Spring

GREATER NORTH HOUSTON-SPRING-THE WOODLANDS-CONROE-HUNTSVILLE

Whether dealing with too much gum tissue or not enough, patients from all over come to Dr. Saunders with office locations in The Woodlands and Spring, TX for his extensive expertise in helping patients achieve the right amount of gum tissue. This is important because gum tissue is an important part of a beautiful smile but also protects the teeth from premature decay.

Beautiful Aesthetics

Proprietary Techniques

Tooth Root Protection

The Periodontal Center of Excellence Crown Lengthening Benefits

Achieve the Right Gum Level for Your Smile & Oral Health

Before Crown Lengthening After Crown Lengthening
Dr. Saunders and the PCE Team make your crown lengthening and perio-plastic surgery experience simple, affordable, and with the highest quality of care. You can always count on:
  • Latest Techniques to Add or Remove Gum Tissue
  • Most Comfortable Experience Possible
  • Over 35 Years of Experience
  • Highly Trained and Attentive Staff
  • Multiple Financing Options
Crown lengthening (or crown exposure) is required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration. The edge of that restoration is deep below the gum tissue and not accessible. It is also usually too close to the bone or below the bone. The procedure involves adjusting the levels of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to-tooth relationship and ensure a proper fit to the tooth. This allows us to reach the edge of the restoration, ensuring a proper fit to the tooth. It should also provide enough tooth structure so the new restoration will not come loose in the future. This allows you to clean the edge of the restoration when you brush and floss to prevent decay and gum disease. The procedure takes approximately one hour. When the procedure is completed, sutures are placed to help secure the new gum-to-tooth relationship. You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to remove the sutures and evaluate your healing.

When recession of the gums occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using gum grafting techniques is an option.  A gum graft is designed to solve these problems by covering the exposed portion of the root.

The gum graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

When recession of the gums occur, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma.  When there is only minor recession, some healthy gum often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices is necessary. However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.

In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance to the gum and tooth. Gum recession, when significant, can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.

Our Reviews

Great, friendly experience. And to boot I had tremendous improvement in my results due to improved personal dental care.
Laurene Breitkreutz
Laurene Breitkreutz
16:23 20 Jun 19
First time dental patient at this practice as I recently moved to TexasI was treated warmly and had an easy check in processI was then immediately escorted to the exam room where I met with Dr. SaundersWe agreed on a treatment plan process as well as follow up appointments. I was able to chose a date and time convenient within my work schedule for a more concentrated dental procedureGreat experience
Thomas Sahrmann
Thomas Sahrmann
19:59 30 May 19
Dr. Saunders has taken great care of my periodontal disease. He uses state of the art equipment (e.g. laser) and the whole staff is friendly and they do a great job. Appointments are always on time. I have been going there for four years and have maintenance/cleaning appointments every six months. My perio is greatly improved and I highly recommend Dr. Saunders.
Jeff Fleming
Jeff Fleming
22:06 16 Apr 19
I'm so glad I chose this Peridontist,, the whole team is fantastic. Thanks to all who made me confident I was getting the best !
Steve Ashbaugh
Steve Ashbaugh
14:08 02 Apr 19
I’ve had two tooth extractions with Dr. Saunders over the span of 4 years. I like Dr. Saunders because he’s incredibly knowledgeable and has great patient care skills. He put my mind completely as ease when I came to his office for a consultation/second opinion. His staff treats you with kindness and respect that I haven’t seen elsewhere. His practice is a true reflection of the passion and years Dr. Saunders has poured into it. I would highly recommend.
Tonie Ansah
Tonie Ansah
19:10 27 Mar 19
I love Dr. Saunders and his staff! Excellent service! Excellent care! I would highly recommend!
H Harrison
H Harrison
19:44 26 Mar 19
Love the staff and the doctor of course.Well ran office, very friendly and helpful.They are like friends.It's not an accident that the staff is all so great....thank you Dr. Saunders!!
Doris Sullivan
Doris Sullivan
21:57 15 Feb 19
Arrived early. Seen early. Dental tech took the time to explain what was being done and provided welcome advice on how to improve my dental techniques at home. Waited only a few moments between end of cleaning and arrival of Dr Sanders who conducted an exam. WELL DONE.
S Riptide
S Riptide
16:17 14 Jan 19
Dr. Saunders and his team are excellent! I’m a nervous Nellie when it come to dentistry , especially if surgery is required. He and his whole team were kind, patient and capable. If I had a concern it was addressed immediately. I even got a hug from Jill!! I highly recommend Periodontal Center of Excellence - Dr. Kip Saunders!
CeCelia Smith
CeCelia Smith
23:03 10 Jan 19
I wasn't looking forward to having my tooth extracted, (who does, right?) but Dr. Saunders and his awesome assistant, Roxy are top notch. I didn't have a choice, about my tooth BUT I did have a choice where I went. Thank you for a painless experience. Roxy's pat on my shoulder was comforting, as well as Dr S. describing what he was doing. No anxiety at all! I highly recommend your practice.
Barbara Myall
Barbara Myall
13:27 13 Oct 18

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