During this surgical procedure, excess gum tissue and bone is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gumline, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile. Your dentist may refer you to Dr. Mangelson for crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure more favorable.
Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.
What are the benefits of this procedure? Whether you have crown lengthening to improve function or aesthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health are your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.