Crown Lengthening - Firewheel Dental Implants and Perio
What Is Crown Lengthening?
As the name implies, crown lengthening is a procedure that makes teeth appear longer by removing a portion of gum tissue so that it arches around the visible tooth (crown) at a higher level. Using special dental tools, this gum tissue is removed with careful attention to the new arch created around each tooth. Dr. Gandhi and Dr. Harvey are skilled at this precise level of detail so that your teeth and gumline are balanced and in proper proportion with each other.
Fixing a Gummy Smile: More than the Aesthetic
Seeking treatment for a gummy smile happens commonly because patients are embarrassed by the appearance of their smile. But crown lengthening can have health benefits as well as cosmetically enhancing the smile! Too much gum tissue increases the potential for bacterial accumulation around the teeth and render it difficult to attach a dental crown. Removal of this tissue can reduce the risk for gum disease as well as make oral hygiene easier, and allow for a crown to be placed. As a minimally-invasive treatment option, crown lengthening is the best choice for reversing a gummy smile, providing you with long-term aesthetics for your smile!
Benefits of Crown Lengthening:
- Procedure completed in ONE appointment
- Beautiful, symmetrical results
- Helps prevent bacterial accumulation
- Restore confidence in your smile!