If you have a gummy smile, our holistic dentists may recommend gum contouring (also called crown lengthening) to expose more of your upper teeth.
Crown lengthening removes excess gum tissue so more of your tooth is visible.
If you've always felt self-conscious about your gummy smile or have an uneven gum line, crown lengthening can help. Continue reading to learn more!
Gum Contouring Process
Since gum reshaping may require dental surgery, your dentist will make sure you understand all the risks. We want to make sure you explore all your cosmetic dentistry options before consenting to gummy smile treatment. For gummy smile correction, we may need to remove a small amount of bone to expose the tooth. However, each patient is different. For a more noninvasive procedure, we may recommend using Botox to reshape your gum line.
During the Gum Contouring Procedure
During the crown lengthening procedure, we remove gum tissue to expose more of your tooth. We'll also sculpt your gum line so it looks symmetrical. Cosmetic dentistry is as much an art as it is a science. Our goal has always been to help patients just like you smile with confidence. Sometimes we recommend crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth so we can place a crown or filling.
Our dentists offer cosmetic dentistry options like crown lengthening to help you achieve your best smile. To schedule your appointment with our Lake Leelanau dentists, call (231) 256-9142.