Crown Lengthening

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Crown Lengthening

Crown  lengthening is a common procedure that is routinely performed to  re-contour gum tissue and bone, as needed, with the intent of making  more tooth structure available for the placement of a dental crown or dental bridge. This is often the case when a tooth is decayed or otherwise damaged below the gum line.

Alternatively,  a crown lengthening procedure can also be performed for reasons that  are purely aesthetic to reduce the appearance of a “gummy smile”- when  too much of the gums and far too little tooth structure is displayed  when smiling. It can be performed on a single tooth to make the gum line  appear even with the other teeth or on several teeth to improve a  smile’s overall appearance