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Crown Lengthening: The Solution to Your Gummy Smile

By Dr. Brett Silverman | Feb 25, 2015 | Cosmetic Dentistry
Crown Lengthening: The Solution to Your Gummy Smile

It is easy to only think about the traditional solutions for improving a smile—whitening, orthodontics, or better hygiene care. However, no traditional solutions in the world will solve a “gummy smile.”

A “gummy smile” is a condition where the gums cover too much of the teeth, therefore making the teeth look short and unattractive. So many people spend thousands of dollars and years of time with orthodontics and restoration procedures and are still unhappy with their smiles.

Uneven gums and longer, over-bearing gums can take away from your smile regardless of how straight and white they may be.

If you are unhappy with your “gummy smile,” Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can help you. Our crown lengthening procedure is the best and easiest solutions to give you the smile you want!

What Does the Crown Lengthening Procedure Consist of?

The crown lengthening procedure is fairly simple. One of the reasons the crown lengthening procedure is so popular is because, generally, the procedure takes under an hour to complete. The recovery time is also short and does not require any lifestyle changes—just a little more care while brushing and flossing, because of gum sensitivity.

Dr. Silverman will use either local anesthesia or a sedation method, such as nitrous oxide, to relax you and put you more at ease. Then, gently, Dr. Silverman will remove sections of gum tissue and bone to match with the shape of your teeth. When you wake up, you will have a beautiful toothy smile.

Crowns Lengthening as Part of Dental Restoration Procedures

There are more reasons for a crown lengthening procedure than just cosmetic reasons. Many dentists use crown lengthening as prep for restoration procedures. If you need crowns or implants then it is crucial that your teeth are long enough to support the artificial structure.

Many restorations are not possible without a lengthening process. For example, after Dr. Silverman removes a cavity there may not be enough tooth tissue to even support a filling, let alone a crown to restore your smile.

In that case, a lengthening procedure would be ideal to not only restore your smile, but also allow Dr. Silverman to effectively remove decaying tissue without taking away from your smile.

Want to Get Rid of Your Gummy Smile? Contact Dr. Silverman’s Office Today!

“Gummy smiles” not only take away from the beauty of your smile, but they also put you at higher risk for gingivitis or periodontitis. Excess gum tissues can lead to difficulty in flossing and brushing effectively. Oral hygiene is not only important to teeth health, but also to gum health.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we can help you achieve the smile you want with a minor procedure at the capable hands of Dr. Silverman and our team. Why not complete your dental makeover with a procedure that has a noticeable effect on your teeth…fast?

We promise to give you a consult, explaining the procedure, and making you as comfortable as possible. Crown lengthening is a simple procedure. You will leave Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry with the smile you have been wanting in generally less than an hour.

Make an appointment with Dr. Silverman today to get the smile you want!

Posted by Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
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