Crown lengthening is done for restorative dentistry and to improve the esthetics of your gum line. This cosmetic dentistry procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored. Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a “gummy” smile because the teeth appear short.

When is Crown Lengthening Necessary?

General practitioners often refer for crown lengthening procedures prior to restoration of broken or severely decayed teeth. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored. The teeth may actually be the proper length but excess gum tissue may be covering these teeth. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.

Why Restorative, Cosmetic Dentistry?

Our smiles are one of our most defining features and can affect how we are perceived in social and professional situations. Cosmetic dentistry can not only give you more opportunities and give you the boost of confidence that you deserve, but can also improve your oral health and avoid long-term health problems. If you are wondering how to improve your smile or have been referred for crown lengthening, contact us! We at Mystic Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry would love to help you restore your smile! Call us, contact us, or email us for more information or to set an appointment at our Wesley Chapel office!