Crown Lengthening

Your Solution To A "Gummy Smile"

Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that re-contours the gum tissue and often the underlying bone of a tooth. Crown lengthening is often for a tooth to be fitted with a crown. It provides necessary space between the supporting bone and crown, which prevents the new crown from damaging bone and gum tissue.

“I was referred to Dr. Arora to have a crown lengthening done. I have a bridge that was too tight in one area. I'd never been to a periodontist before and was not sure what to expect. I wholeheartedly recommend this office to anyone needing this type of care. Dr. Arora is such a nice guy, personable and very patient to explain any procedures he may be needing to do. He explained to me what I needed and then took the time to answer all questions that I had. His dental assistant Debbie was so helpful and also attentive to my questions and needs. Very little pain involved which surprised me as I had visions of great discomfort. Dr. Arora put me at ease about the process. As an RN I give this office 5 stars, not something I give easily! It is good to know they are there if I need further work done by a periodontist. Great job!”

- Loretta M.

Functional Crown Lengthening

Periodontal procedures are available to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or to improve the aesthetics of your gum line. Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they are covered with too much gum tissue. Crown lengthening is a procedure to correct this condition.

During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is re-shaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.

Crown lengthening can make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.

The combination of crown lengthening along with crowns or veneers is a life changing experience for many of our patients, as they are proud and more confident with their new smile.