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Crown Lengthening Can Help Improve Your Smile

Posted on 8/10/2020 by Dr McMurray
Crown Lengthening Can Help Improve Your SmileMany patients seek to have their crowns lengthened for varied reasons. Whether it's for cosmetic improvement or as a result of an oral injury, it can help achieve a better smile. We will discuss what Crown Lengthening is and how it could improve your smile.

What Is Crown Lengthening?

Crown Lengthening is designed to improve the appearance of a smile and oral health. There are both health and appearance benefits to having your crowns lengthened. It is the process of revealing more of the tooth surface that has been hidden by the gums. When teeth have been hidden by the gums, it can give the appearance of 'smaller teeth'.

The procedure is performed by numbing the area to remove excess gum tissue from one or several teeth. It may even include the removal of bone tissue. The gum tissue is then reshaped to achieve a better-proportioned smile.

The Benefits of Crown Lengthening

Patients who consider having Crown Lengthening usually want the procedure for cosmetic improvement or their overall oral health. If you have experienced an injury or tooth decay, you may need to have your crowns lengthened so that we can restore the tooth. Crown lengthening is required on occasions when a patient sustains an injury, such as a tooth fracture that is located along the gumline. For us to save the tooth, we may need to expose more tooth surface before fitting a bridge or performing any dental procedures.

For cosmetic improvement, many patients can achieve a more attractive smile through this procedure if they have what is known as a 'gummy smile'. Crown Lengthening will reduce any excess gum tissue and bone tissue that gives the appearance of 'smaller teeth'. This will result in a more attractive balance of teeth, gums, and lips.

If you have a gummy smile or sustained a tooth injury, call us to schedule a consultation with one of our team. Our friendly team will discuss your suitability for this procedure and recommend treatment options.
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