When you look in the mirror, do you see a smile that looks stubby or excessively gummy? The good news is you actually have a full, natural smile underneath your gums just waiting to be unveiled, and a crown lengthening procedure will help you uncover it.
Cosmetic & Restorative Benefits
But while crown lengthening is often performed for cosmetic reasons, there are also restorative reasons for having this kind of procedure completed. For instance, one of your teeth may have developed a cavity below the gum line. As another example, you may have insufficient tooth structure for treatment with a crown or bridge. It’s even possible for teeth to break below the gum line. In every one of these cases, exposing more of your smile is important for providing restorative care.
Crown Lengthening Procedure
During a crown lengthening procedure at the Peninsula Center for Implantology, Dr. Provines will carefully remove extra gum tissue from your smile and reshape the bone tissue underneath, creating a more pleasing appearance. This process can be done with just a single tooth, or it can be done across your entire gum line. Regardless of your situation, the result will be a fuller and more even smile than what you had before.
Contact Us to Learn More
Would you like to learn more about crown lengthening and how it can benefit your health and wellbeing? Call us today to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Provines. We’re proud to offer this helpful service to patients from Sunnyvale and all nearby communities.