Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening or tooth lengthening is completed to expose more of the tooth for the placement of restorations.

Crown lengthening is often recommended when restorations are needed where decay has developed under the gums, teeth have broken off, teeth are short from severe wear, or sometimes when teeth are just too short to allow a new restoration to stay in place. It can also be indicated to improve the esthetic appearance of a "gummy" smile, teeth that appear short due to too much gum tissue.

This procedure involves reshaping excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth.