Patients with gummy smiles may feel that their teeth appear to be abnormally short. In reality, teeth are at their proper lengths, however, are hidden behind extensive gum tissue. In order to improve the balance between the gum and tooth, crown lengthening procedures are performed by our highly skilled periodontist.
Dental crown lengthening procedures allows periodontists to remove excessive gum and bone tissue in order to expose more of the natural tooth. This procedure can be performed on a single tooth, or several teeth, producing a well-balanced smile.
Periodontist may also perform functional crown lengthening procedures on patients. For example, when teeth have decayed below the gum line, or lack sufficient tooth structure for a restoration, crown lengthening can be performed. Gum tissue and bone levels will be adjusted so that the compromised tooth can be properly restored.
Our Los Angeles periodontist offers crown lengthening procedures. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.