Today, there is a lot of emphasis on the way we look and it can have an effect on everything from our professional lives to our social lives. Your smile is one of the first things colleagues, friends, and even complete strangers notice. It’s important that your smile make the right impression the first time. Recently, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a survey and the results point to the importance of beautiful teeth. People with pretty smiles are considered more confident and attractive, and that goes for everyone. Survey respondents overwhelmingly agreed that a great smile is an attractive regardless of age.

Cosmetic Dentistry and Confidence

Few people realize the extent to which their smile's appearance affects their overall esteem and sense of well-being. When you feel good about the way your teeth look, you are more likely to smile. People who smile more appear to be more self-assured and friendlier.


In fact, few people are aware of how today's advanced materials and cosmetic dentistry techniques can improve various aspects of their smiles. That's where Dr. Bass and Dr. Hall and our periodontal cosmetic procedures come in: with just a few simple steps, we can help give you a smile that you can use with confidence! We focus on the cosmetic dental care of your gums and tooth structures. Here are a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we provide:

  • Esthetic Crown Lengthening
  • Soft Tissue Grafting

Esthetic Crown Lengthening

For patients who feel like their teeth are too short or their smile appears gummy, we have great news. It’s not that your teeth are small, but simply that your gums extend down covering more surface area of your teeth. You can change the look of their teeth with esthetic crown lengthening. With this safe and effective procedure, Drs. Bass and Hall remove a small amount of the gum to reveal more of the tooth, thereby lengthening the crown. Once healed, you’ll see a significant difference and a beautiful new you. View examples of crown lengthening in our Smile Gallery.

Soft Tissues Grafting

If you’ve experienced gum recession due to gum disease or genetic disposition to naturally thin gums, Drs. Bass and Hall can change the look of your smile with a soft tissue graft. By covering the exposed teeth roots, your smile will appear healthier and more attractive. In addition, soft tissue grafting can help with sensitivity, another reason you might be hesitant to smile. A healthier looking smile not only improves your confidence, but it can also improve how others perceive you opening doors and creating opportunity that might not have otherwise existed. View examples of soft tissue grafting in our Smile Gallery.

Make Your Cosmetic Dentistry Appointment Today

With a few changes to your look through cosmetic dentistry at our Plano periodontal practice, Dr. Bass and Dr. Hall can give you the confidence to smile with ease. Contact our Plano, Texas, periodontal practice today to schedule your appointment, second opinion visit, or consultation. We also welcome patients from the Dallas, Coppell, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Carrollton, The Colony, Richardson, Frisco, Allen, and McKinney and surrounding communities. We look forward to seeing your smile. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a healthy smile and optimal oral health.