If you have a “gummy” smile or teeth that are covered by excessive gum tissue, crown lengthening could be right for you! Crown lengthening is a type of oral surgery your cosmetic dentist can use to remove too much gum tissue around your upper teeth. The result is teeth that look longer for a more fulfilled smile. This standard procedure is also helpful for patients who are susceptible to tooth decay.
Like all cosmetic dentistry treatments, crown lengthening comes with some advantages for you and your smile, including:
- Compared to other treatments, crown lengthening is done in one visit. You won’t need additional appointments or touch-ups later on in life.
- Crown lengthening creates a more symmetrical, functional smile.
- You cosmetic dentist can also show you how crown lengthening can reduce your risk for tooth decay and cavities.
- The treatment is usually able to be completed in just 30 minutes to an hour.