What is Crown Lengthening?
Irregularly shaped gums can detract from an otherwise attractive appearance, causing what is known as a gummy smile. This can occur when too much of the crown of the tooth (the part that is visible above the gum line) is covered up by gum tissue. Crown lengthening is a procedure to expose more of the crown of the tooth, reducing the amount of gum shown when smiling or talking. It is an excellent aesthetic procedure that can quickly improve the appearance of a smile.