What is Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening is a procedure that is designed to improve the health of the gum tissue, or to prepare the mouth for restorative or cosmetic procedures. Crown lengthening exposes more of the natural tooth by reshaping or recontouring the bone and gum tissue. This treatment can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth or the all of the teeth.
Crown lengthening is a versatile and common procedure that has many health and cosmetic benefits. Here are some of the most common reasons for crown lengthening:
- Improve Cosmetics- An individuals smile may be unattractive because of the height or symmetry of the gums surrounding the teeth. This is often referred to as a “gummy” smile. Dr. Flynn is able to easily fix this by exposing a pleasant and aesthetically appealing smile!
- Restoration of Damaged Teeth- One or more teeth may have a deep cavity, trauma or other type of damage that needs preparation prior to a restoration. Dr. Flynn is able to work closely and collaboratively with your general dentist and prepare one or more teeth for your new restoration!