Dental Procedures

 

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a procedure used to increase the amount of tooth which is above the gum line. Crown lengthening is sometimes performed so that the teeth can be made longer to receive a restoration, or is sometimes performed for an improved esthetic appearance.

 

Crown Lengthening

 

 

 

Crown Lengthening For Esthetics

When crown lengthening is performed, some bone and gum tissue is removed around each tooth, so that there is more tooth structure remaining above the gum line. Once the area is healed, we can see that there is more tooth showing, giving this individual a more esthetic appearance.

 

Crown Lengthening Before Crowns

Sometimes teeth are too short to support crowns. Crown lengthening is required to increase the amount of each tooth above the gum line so that there is enough tooth structure to receive a crown.  When crown lengthening is performed, some bone and gum tissue is removed around each tooth, so that there is more tooth structure remaining above the gum line. Once the area is healed, there is now enough tooth to work with to create proper restorations.