Irvine Dental Crown Lengthening for Gummy Smiles
If your teeth appear shortened or uneven, or if you suffer from a “gummy” smile, you should consider crown lengthening cosmetic dental treatment. Crown lengthening has been used in dentistry for years to improve dental health, but is now gaining popularity as a cosmetic dentistry procedure as well. Crown lengthening or gum lift surgery, can easily improve your smile by exposing more of your natural teeth. Crown lengthening involves removing excess gum tissue, and sometimes small amounts of bone, around your upper gum line to make your teeth appear longer. If your gum line is uneven, crown lengthening can reshape the gum line to produce a more symmetrical smile. Crown lengthening can be used to help expose more of the tooth’s crown in order to support a dental filling or porcelain crown, and only needs to be done once, with no requirement for touch-ups down the road. Crown lengthening can also significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay since more of your tooth’s surface is exposed for brushing and flossing.