Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Some individuals have extra gum tissue that can be seen when smiling, this is a common esthetic concern. A person with a “gummy smile” appears to have short or uneven teeth because the teeth are partially covered by gum tissue. A gummy smile is easily treated with a crown lengthening procedure.
During this procedure, the tissue is gently reshaped to reveal more of the tooth surface, improve symmetry, and create a natural, beautiful smile.
Crown Lengthening For Restorative Purposes
If you are receiving crowns or bridges, your dentist may need more tooth structure exposed to fabricate an esthetic and healthy restoration. Sometimes cavities extend below the gumline, and interfering soft tissue may need to be removed for a sufficient restoration. During the crown lengthening procedure, an adequate amount of hard and soft tissue is removed so your dentist can make a beautiful final restoration.