What is Crown Lengthening?
Having too much gum tissue in one or more areas of the mouth often creates an oral health concern. A “gummy smile,” or an over abundance of gum tissue, makes teeth look short, impacting the appearance of the smile. In other cases, gum tissue may be covering decay or damage on a tooth, preventing proper cleaning or restoration with a filling or crown. At Sunrise Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we offer effective solutions to the problem of excessive gum tissue. Our effective crown lengthening procedures recontour gum and bone for an attractive, even smile line, allowing for restorative care.
Types of Crown Lengthening
Our doctors are highly experienced in providing both aesthetic and functional crown lengthening procedures. We utilize state-of-the-art dental lasers when performing our crown lengthening treatments to provide a minimally invasive and gentle approach.
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
Aesthetic crown lengthening effectively eliminates a “gummy smile.” This procedure, also known as gingival recontouring, removes excess gum tissue, reshaping the gum line for a balanced tooth-to-gum ratio. Underlying bone may also be reduced to ensure a highly attractive end result.
Functional Crown Lengthening
When deep decay occurs or a tooth breaks below the gum line, functional crown lengthening enables proper access to the treatment area. This procedure provides access to these deeper areas, exposing a sufficient amount of tooth structure to support a restoration. To perform this, we gently remove a small amount of gum and bone tissue in the area of concern, allowing access to treat and restore your tooth.
Comfortable Care, Predictable Results
Our team takes your comfort, concerns and treatment needs very seriously. We are committed to the latest in advanced dental technology, and use tools and techniques proven to deliver lasting, predictable results. Drs. Marvin Price and Kenneth Gewant are both certified to perform crown lengthening with the gentle BIOLASE® EPIC™ diode laser. Dr. Price is also certified in BIOLASE® WaterLase Dentistry™ soft and hard tissue applications. Our gentle crown lengthening procedures do more than just help restore appearance and function to your smile. These periodontal procedures also deliver a boost of self-confidence and improve quality of living!