What is Esthetic Crown Lengthening?
A gummy smile can make you feel embarrassed to smile fully. Esthetic crown lengthening can reverse the effects of a gummy smile. What we refer to as a “gummy smile” is simply an excess of gum tissue, and possibly bone, which can cover a significant portion of your tooth surface, making your teeth appear short and asymmetrical. These factors can be removed and contoured to create a balanced appearance.
What is Functional Crown Lengthening?
The "crown" is the part of a tooth visible above the gum line. Sometimes more of the tooth below the gums must be exposed to fill a cavity near the gum line or place a new crown on a broken tooth. "Crown lengthening" provides more tooth structure for this to be done. This helps to ensure that the restoration can be fitted properly by the dentist without causing gum irritation.
If your general dentist has recommended crown lengthening prior to the placement of your crown, schedule an appointment with Dr. Prabakaran for a consultation.