Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
Aesthetic Crown LengtheningIn many individuals with gummy smiles, it may appear that the teeth areshorter than normal, by adjusting the levels of the gum and bone it improvesthe aesthetics of the smile by helping turn a “gummy smile” into a smilewith greater symmetry.One of the major advantages of aesthetic crown lengthening is that it isusually completed in one visit. Essentially, the excessive gum tissue thatis hiding your teeth, is removed to expose the normal length of the tooth.
With aesthetic crown lengthening, you’ll benefit from:
- An enhanced appearance of your teeth so that they no longer look short
or like "baby teeth"
- A much more attractive and harmonious smile
- An improved self-image and more self-confidence
- A relatively short healing period with little to no discomfort
- Immediate visible results
In addition to the aesthetic benefits derived from crown lengthening,
correcting a “gummy” smile can also improve your overall periodontal
health. When the gum tissue does not recede normally as adult teeth emerge,
pockets can form in the gums, which can result in advanced periodontal
disease. By contouring the gums through crown lengthening, you can improve
the look and confidence of your smile and also prevent future problems.