Beautiful smiles are not just about straight, white teeth. Aesthetics come when both the teeth and gums are properly proportioned and balanced together. Crown lengthening is a procedure that restores this proportion to the smile. While crown lengthening can have either a functional or aesthetic end goal, the final outcome will always create a more harmonious balance between the visible teeth and the gumline. For many patients, crown lengthening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment they choose to correct a “gummy” smile, where gum tissue covers too much of the teeth, though it can be used to treat a variety of functional concerns. Our skilled team performs crown lengthening procedures on a routine basis and can help you achieve a beautifully balanced smile in as little as one visit!
A “gummy” smile may only be aesthetically displeasing, without any functional or health issues needing to be addressed. Aesthetic gum recontouring reshapes the gum tissue around each tooth into a more balanced arch and overall proper gum-to-tooth proportion. By utilizing advanced dental tools and sedation for crown lengthening, we can ensure positive, comfortable experiences for our patients. Functionally, our crown lengthening procedures can restore function to the smile by creating space to secure a dental crown, help deep clean below the gum line, or to aid in orthodontic treatment. No matter your oral condition, crown lengthening is a safe and effective treatment to restore beauty, health, and function to your smile!