Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

Data shows that the smile is often the first thing people notice about another person. Having a good smile can not only make someone look more attractive but can also have an impact on many other aspects of a person’s life, including their personal and professional relationships. Surveys show that a nice smile can boost one’s self-esteem and improve confidence level. All of theses benefits can be achieved with the Crown Lengthening Procedure!


Fix Small Teeth with Crown Lengthening [GUMMY SMILE]

What is crown lengthening?

The Crown Lengthening Procedure is when the gums are reshaped to create more even tooth-to-gum ratio. Many times this is done as part of a cosmetic procedure in order to improve the appearance of a gummy smile. Sometimes gum recontouring procedures can be done in order to provide adequate room for the dentist to place crowns or veneers, as part of periodontal treatment, or to prevent dental problems and tooth loss.

The type of gum recontouring someone may need depends on what is making the gums uneven. When the gingival tissue rests too low on the teeth, they often appear too small. In this situation, the gums may need to be reshaped to expose more of the tooth structure. This type of procedure is often referred to as a cosmetic or clinical crown lengthening. Undergoing this type of procedure may establish a more natural, esthetically pleasing smile.

Crown lengthening can allow for further restorative work

In some cases, reshaping the gum and supporting tissues provides your general dentist with adequate room to place quality final crowns or veneer restorations. Clinical crown lengthening is a procedure designed to expose more of a tooth’s structure so that restorative work — for example, crowns, bridges and veneers — will be structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing. Clinical crown lengthening helps the restorative dentist save teeth that might otherwise be lost because of decay or fracture. It can also help the restorative dentist create restorations that look as good as they feel and function.

Healthy teeth and gums are they key to an attractive smile!

We believe the key to an attractive smile is having nice teeth along with a balanced gumline. Sometimes the gumline is too high or too low which can make the teeth look either bigger or smaller than they actually are. When the gums are not in good harmony with the teeth, the smile may often look less attractive than it could if the gums were of proper size. People who are unhappy with their gums may be a candidate for the Crown Lengthening Procedure.