Crown Lengthening

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Crown lengthening is available to prepare a tooth for restorative dentistry or to cosmetically enhance your smile.

Crown Lengthening and Restorative Dentistry

crown lengthening in Minneapolis, MNCrown Lengthening: OverviewWhen decay occurs below the gum line, it may be necessary to remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue. Your dentist may ask for this procedure before he or she makes a new crown for your tooth.

If the front teeth are too short or of uneven length, crown lengthening might be indicated. Reshaping the gum and supporting tissues will allow your general dentist adequate room to place a quality final restoration.

Crown Lengthening and Cosmetic Treatment

crown lengthening in Eden Prairie, MNCrown Lengthening: ProcedureCrown lengthening is used to correct what’s commonly referred to as a “gummy smile.”  A gummy smile is apparent when the gum line appears to be creeping down over the teeth, making them appear short.

To correct a gummy smile, it is necessary to remove excess gum tissue, therefore allowing more of the natural tooth surface to appear.

If you are looking for crown lengthening in the Twin Cities Area, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanchez.

Gingival Contouring

Cosmetic Dentistry in Eden Prairie, MNCrown Lengthening: Overview

Sometimes the teeth are quite small in relation to the gum tissue. This can create an unattractive, gummy smile. An uneven gum line can also be distracting.

The gum line, and the bone just beneath the gum line, can be lowered to change the appearance of your smile. This can create a more even gum line or make the teeth appear longer. Gingival (gum) contouring is the process of recontouring the gum only. Crown lengthening refers to recontouring of both gum and supporting bone.

Procedure: Dr. Sanchez administers a local anesthetic and gently recontours excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of your natural teeth.