Esthetic Surgery

esthetic surgery

Tucson Esthetic Dental Surgeon, Dr. Brien Harvey

Esthetic Crown Lengthening
– Fixing the Gummy Smile

Are you concerned that too much gum tissue shows when you smile? We can help give you the smile that you have always wanted. The process entails moving the gum line up through a surgical procedure that can seem simple (please see: "About Conscious Sedation") and heals quickly.

There is an ideal proportion, length-to-width (the teeth should be about 75% as wide as they are long), for teeth to have a pleasing appearance. If your "gummy smile" is due to incomplete exposure of the crowns of the teeth, then Esthetic crown lengthening can be all you need. If the teeth are worn, or discolored, or misshapen, it is common to have veneers or crowns done by your restorative dentist after Dr. Harvey has done the esthetic crown lengthening. The patient shown here did elect to have veneers after her esthetic crown lengthening.

If you are dissatisfied with your gummy smile and/or feel that your teeth are too short, contact our office today for a consultation appointment to see if esthetic crown lengthening is right for you.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It has been my honor and privilege to serve my community, and to serve my profession, this last 37+ years.

I am thrilled to share some really exciting news. Following an exhaustive nationwide search and a super positive transition process over last year, Dr. Abhi Patel will be assuming control of the office starting March 1st, 2024. I will be reducing my schedule and will be seeing patients on a part-time basis.

The team and I are thrilled to have Dr. Patel with us and we are looking forward to continuing to
provide exceptional care of our patients. In all of my interactions, Dr. Patel has demonstrated the honesty, integrity and dedication necessary to be an exceptional periodontist. He is extremely competent and caring, and has the passion and skills to deliver high quality, evidence-based care. I trust him to take care of you and I believe he will be a valuable asset to our community.

Dr. Patel is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implantology. He is highly trained recognized leader in periodontics and implantology, having been an educator and researcher who has published many articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Educator Award” by the American Academy of Periodontology for his mentoring and scientific research. He serves as a committee member for the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Patel brings a wealth of knowledge and a superior skillset that will assure exceptional outcomes for our patients. Dr. Patel and I, along with our extraordinary team, are looking forward to continuing to provide what you have come to expect from our practice: unparalleled patient service and clinical excellence. The team has been actively involved in the transition process from the beginning, and they are remaining in place. We will all be here to assist Dr. Patel with your care.

I hope you will join me in welcoming Dr. Patel to our practice. Thank you again for your loyalty and confidence over this last (almost) four decades.

Warmest regards,
Dr. Brien Harvey

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