Crown lengthening is a procedure that is used to help improve your gum to tooth ratio that might make your teeth appear short. In most cases your teeth are typically the proper length, but their gum tissue covers a large portion of the teeth. If this is the case, this is when we would recommend a dental crown lengthening procedure.
The dental crown lengthening procedure requires us to reshape the excess gum and bone tissue in order to expose more of your natural tooth. The procedure can apply to one tooth or multiple teeth to expose a natural smile. If your tooth has become decayed, broken under the gum line, or lacks structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge, crown lengthening may be indicated to be able to restore your tooth.