Crown lengthening, a surgical procedure performed to expose more of the natural tooth by reshaping or recontouring bone and gum tissue, is recommended for a variety of reasons including:
- Restoration of damaged teeth – when a tooth is decayed or broken beneath the gum line, crown lengthening is performed to expose more tooth structure so that a properly fitting restoration/crown can be placed.
- Esthetics – “gummy” smiles with short teeth can be corrected using crown lengthening, resulting in more proportioned teeth and a balanced smile. Every patient wants that “Hollywood” smile, and the gingival architecture provides the FRAMEWORK for that smile! If your dentist is planning crowns, a bridge, or veneers on your upper front teeth, consult with our office to get the best smile that you deserve!