An esthetic crown lengthening, sometimes called a gum lift, is a safe and predictable procedure for reshaping bone and gum tissues when teeth seem to be too short or when the gumline is uneven.
The esthetic crown lengthening procedure
We begin the procedure when we are sure the area is completely numb. Then, we make small incisions in the gums and gently lift them away from the tooth.
We reshape the bone and gum tissue to reveal more of the natural tooth and to maintain a healthy distance between the bone and gumline.
A couple of stitches are placed in the gums to speed healing. After a few weeks, the gums will heal completely. If necessary, we can bond a crown, veneer, or composite resin restoration to improve the shape of the tooth.
An esthetic crown lengthening can make a dramatic improvement in the look of your teeth and help you have the smile of your dreams.