What is Crown Lengthening?
A “Gummy Smile” can be problematic for patients or clinicians. Not only can excess gum tissue compromise your appearance, but it can also trap plaque and bacteria, resulting in swelling and discomfort. In some cases, periodontal procedures help lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or improve the esthetics of your gum line.
Crown lengthening often makes a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. This is especially true if you have a tooth that is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening involves reshaping excess gum and bone tissue in order to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
If you are interested in crown lengthening, schedule an appointment with us today!