SHARON MIYAMOTO, DDS

Crown Lengthening Procedure

A gummy smile is something that causes many people to be self-conscious. Even if your teeth are an ideal length, they can often appear “gummy”because there is excessive gum tissue covering them. A crown lengthening procedure can help to correct this issue and improve the appearance of your smile.

After Dental Crown Lengthening Procedure

During the crown lengthening procedure, your gum and bone tissue are restructured to show more of the natural tooth. This procedure can be performed on a single tooth or across your entire gum line.

This lengthening procedure is also used to accommodate cosmetic procedures. This is commonly the case if a tooth is decayed or broken to such a point that it can’t fit a crown or bridge. By adjusting the gum and bone level, you can see more of the tooth and begin the restoration process.