Cosmetic Dentistry: All About the Dental Crown Lengthening Procedure

by Candace

Ever felt like your teeth are too small for your smile? You can let go of all your inhibitions through undergoing a crown lengthening procedure. This is now more known as a cosmetic dentistry procedure and it can also improve dental health. Just imagine all the things you are going to have with just one procedure!

Crown Lengthening 101

Crown lengthening is an oral surgery treatment that includes removing excess gum tissue, and to some extent, some bone, on the upper teeth to make them look longer. This is the best options for people who have uneven gum line to achieve the perfect smile.

This procedure is done when a tooth needs to be fixed and not enough of it sticks out above the gum to support a filling or crown. This usually occurs when a tooth breaks off at the gum line, or when a decay is underneath. Crown lengthening can help expose more of the tooth’s crown to support a new filling.