Our office specializes in periodontal procedures which serve as the foundation for beautiful and long-lasting restorative procedures. You may have asked our doctor about procedures to improve a “gummy” smile because your teeth appear short. Your teeth may actually be the proper length, but they are covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, a procedure called esthetic crown lengthening can be performed to help frame your perfect smile.
Cosmetic or esthetic crown lengthening periodontal procedures are oral plastic surgical procedures and are available to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and improve the appearance or esthetics of your gumline.
During this procedure, excess gum and/or bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
This is often done in conjunction with input from a restorative dentist to obtain the perfect frame for new crowns or veneers to help obtain your best smile.