While a healthy smile is a beautiful smile, some people are self-conscious of a gummy smile. And when aesthetic “flaws” – or the onset of decay and declining oral health – begin to set in, you’re likely not to smile as much as you’d like! Crown lengthening, or the surgical removal of soft gum tissue, allows you to have your smile back by creating a healthy and aesthetically pleasing gum line.
Crown lengthening is a procedure where cosmetic dentistry meets restorative. Oftentimes, this procedure is used to prepare a tooth for a filling or crown. However, it can also be used to improve the appearance of your smile by creating a fuller, white smile with less gums visible. Should you need crown lengthening for restorative purposes, our dentist in Coral Gables will walk you through every step of the procedure.
There is preparation necessary in order for crown lengthening to occur. After examining your current oral health and medical history, our dentist will determine if this is the best option for you. From there, you may need a professional cleaning. Using local anesthesia, the tissue will be cut away with precision to reveal more of the crown and allow for a shapely finish. This is done with cosmetics in mind or in preparation for the next, restorative measure.
You deserve a healthy smile that you’re proud to show off. So, whether you’re looking to use crown lengthening in Coral Gables FL as a way to reduce a gummy smile, or you are in the process of restoring your smile, please contact us today to schedule an appointment!