Gum tissue not only helps protect and support your teeth, it also frames your smile line. Excess, overgrown or “gummy” tissue causes teeth to appear too short, and also places you at greater risk of developing gum disease and other oral problems. Crown lengthening is a common periodontal plastic surgery procedure designed to sculpt, reshape and restore the gum line into a healthier, more attractive smile.
Crown lengthening works by gently removing excess gum tissue from around your teeth, revealing a greater amount of tooth structure and more balanced, even smile. The underlying bone may also be reduced or smoothed to address both cosmetic and functional needs. In some cases, crown lengthening is performed to allow for the placement of a crown, bridge or filling when decay or damage below the gum line has impacted a tooth. At Lakeland Periodontics and Implant Surgery, we believe in providing advanced, minimally invasive procedures, and may utilize laser technology to perform your gum reshaping treatment.
Crown lengthening is a routine procedure our periodontists commonly perform to restore health and beauty to the smile. Rest assured, our focus is on providing personalized care of the highest quality, in an environment that is comfortable, inviting and compassionate. Receiving crown lengthening treatment from our caring, experienced team leaves you to enjoy a number of lasting cosmetic and health-saving benefits, including: