Do you feel your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy or your gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others the right length? If so crown lengthening might be the solution for you. During this procedure, excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Then your gumline is sculpted to give your new smile just the right look.
A Crown lengthening procedure may also be indicated when there is a restoration deep below the gum tissue due to decay or tooth fracture. A small amount of gum tissue and bone may need to be removed to expose healthy tooth structure necessary for a proper seal around a restoration.