A beautiful smile is the result of well aligned teeth that are fully exposed. Excess gum tissue covers part of the anatomy of teeth and results in teeth that appear too short or a smile that exhibits too much gum tissue. Esthetic crown lengthening is performed to remove excess gum tissue to create a gumline at the correct position and expose the full anatomy of teeth. This procedure may be performed on natural teeth or on teeth that are planned for restoration with crowns or veneers.
Before and after photos of Esthetic Crown Lengthening done by Dr. White.
For more information about Crown Lengthening, CLICK HERE to visit the website of the American Academy of Periodontology.