Crown Lengthening

What Causes a Gummy Smile?

You may be embarrassed to smile fully if you have a gummy smile, but a cosmetic crown lengthening procedure can help to create a more attractive smile. Learn more about gummy smiles here…

Gummy Smile Causes

A gummy smile occurs when there is an excess amount of gum tissue and bone covering the surface of the tooth. This can make your teeth appear much shorter and asymmetrical. Periodontal plastic surgery can remove and reshape the gums and bone to create a more attractive appearance.

Why Should I Seek Gummy Smile Treatment?

Book your consultation with Dr. Ari Moskowitz to find out if you are a good candidate for the gummy smile correction procedure. Dr. Moskowitz may perform this procedure with a laser to create a more attractive smile.

Reasons to Seek Treatment

  • A gummy smile is considered to be less attractive.
  • Gummy smiles can make you feel self-conscious.
  • An excessive amount of gum tissue can increase the risk of gum disease.

Esthetic Crown Lengthening Procedures

If you are very self-conscious about your gummy smile, you may be a good candidate for an esthetic crown lengthening procedure. This procedure only takes about an hour to perform and is also known as a gum lift. The procedure involves removing excess gum and bone tissue to reshape the smile. This results in exposing more of the natural tooth surface to create a wider and more beautiful smile. Dr. Moskowitz may also recommend this procedure to preserve the health of your smile.

Schedule A Consultation

If you have a gummy smile and are looking for treatment, crown lengthening may be for you. For more information, call (410) 744-6088 to schedule a consultation.

Functional Crown Lengthening Procedures

In some cases, the functional crown lengthening procedure will be necessary as part of a cosmetic or restorative procedure. If you have teeth that are broken below the gum line or there is not enough tooth structure available to accommodate a tooth restoration, you will need to undergo a gum reduction procedure. Dr. Moskowitz will make small incisions to reshape the gum tissue and bone and place sutures to promote healing.

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