What Is the Purpose of Crown-Lengthening Treatment?

Crown-lengthening is an effective treatment that’s often necessary when a tooth needs to be repaired but the surrounding gums cover a majority of that tooth, making it difficult to perform restorative treatment. Also, crown-lengthening can be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of a person’s smile. Perhaps you’ve heard the term “gummy smile,” which is sometimes used to describe a... read more »

Understanding Crown-Lengthening

Crown-lengthening is a surgical dental procedure where gum tissue and bone are removed in order to expose more surface area of the tooth. Crown-lengthening is helpful in the special circumstances described below. Sometimes a person’s teeth appear to be “too short.” Maybe you’ve heard this condition referred to as having a “gummy smile.” Usually the teeth aren’t too short at... read more »