Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening

Crown lengthening is a procedure that reshapes the gum and often the underlying bone surrounding one or more teeth to expose more of a healthy tooth.

Crown lengthening is used to:

  • Prepare for a crown or filling. Crown lengthening provides space between the supporting bone and the new restoration, preventing it from damaging your gum tissues and bone.
  • Improve a ‘gummy’ smile. Teeth may appear short because of excessive gum tissue. We can remove select areas of gum tissue to expose more of your natural tooth and improve your smile.
BEFORE
AFTER

Crown lengthening can expose more natural tooth surface to improve a ‘gummy’ smile.

Care instructions:

Your periodontist and periodontal team will provide thorough before and after care instructions, and will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Schedule your periodontal consultation with Dr. Michael Spektor today at (425) 454-1322.