Patient Education

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening is a procedure to remove the excess gum tissue, exposing more of the “crown” of the tooth. The gum line is then sculpted (or sutured) to create the right proportion between gum tissue and tooth surface. This sets the stage, allowing your new veneers or crowns to have the correct length and shape.

Reasons for Crown Lengthening:  This procedure is for patients who feel their teeth are too short (known as a gummy smile) or their gum line is uneven. 

(Information obtained from The American Academy of Periodontology, www.perio.org)

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