Crown lengthening is a procedure that re-contours the gum and often the underlying bone surrounding one or more teeth so that an adequate amount of healthy tooth is exposed.
Before, During and After Crown Lengthening
This procedure is prescribed by your general dentist in order to fit a proper crown or filling.
Crown lengthening provides the necessary space between the supporting bone and the new restoration, preventing it from damaging your gum tissues and bone.
This procedure can also be used to improve a “gummy” smile where the teeth appear short because of excessive gum tissue.
Select areas of gum tissue can be removed to expose more of your natural tooth and improve the look of your smile.
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