When tooth decay occurs below the gum line, it may be necessary to remove a portion of the bone and/or gum tissue. Your dentist may request this procedure before making a new crown for your tooth.
Crown lengthening is done for both restorative dentistry and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line. General practitioners often ask for crown lengthening procedures prior to restoration of broken or severely decayed teeth. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.
Crown lengthening also serves as a way to improve a “gummy” smile (due to your teeth appearing to be too short). Your teeth may actually be their proper length, but because of excess gum tissue covering these teeth, their appearance is misleading. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped, exposing more of the natural tooth, giving your teeth a natural, more appealing appearance.
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