About the Periodontal Procedures

Crown Lengthening (Esthetic and Functional)

Periodontal procedures are available to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line.

Esthetic Crown Lengthening improves a ‘gummy smile’ because your teeth appear short. In this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped around short teeth with a ‘gummy smile’ to expose more of the natural tooth to improve esthetics. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile. This is sometimes done in conjunction with restorative veneer or crown therapy for enhanced cosmetic results. Esthetic crown lengthening results in a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health.

  • Before Crown Lengthening and VeneersBefore Crown Lengthening and Veneers
  • Post-Esthetic Crown Lengthening and VeneersPost-Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Veneers

Functional Crown Lengthening may be needed to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth,so it can be restored.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

Whether you have crown lengthening to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.