Treat a Gummy Smile with Beautiful Results! 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! Crown Lengthening Before and After 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. Treat Your Gummy Smile! Cosmetic crown lengthening is done to improve a “gummy smile” or to recontour uneven gingival margins. Some may think that their teeth appear short, but they are actually the proper size! They only appear short or tiny because they are covered with excessive gum tissue. This can be fixed by removing the excess tissue to expose more of the tooth structure. The tissue can also be reshaped to allow for a more even gum line. Finally, a patient can enjoy a more esthetically pleasing, natural-looking smile. Cosmetic crown lengthening can create a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health, and this is your key to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.