Crown Lengthening


When decay occurs below the gum line, it may be necessary to remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue. This often occurs before we make a new crown for your tooth.

Crown lengthening procedures can be used in restorative dentistry or to improve the aesthetics of your gum line. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.

Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a “gummy” smile because the teeth appear short. The teeth may actually be the proper length but excess gum tissue may be covering these teeth. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth