Smiles are uniquely your own and the first thing that shows someone your personality without saying a word. From greeting people at a business meeting to saying hi to your closest friends and loved ones, it is important to feel confident. If you’re embarrassed about your smile, a periodontist can help in improving the appearance of the teeth and gums. In the case of a smile that involves smaller teeth, also known as a gummy smile, your doctor will be able to help you with a procedure of esthetic crown lengthening.

When your doctor recommends esthetic crown lengthening, you are managing a gummy smile. A gummy smile is when your soft tissue covers more of your teeth than is shown. There is nothing wrong with a gummier smile, but if it affects your confidence, there are solutions available.

The solution of esthetic crown lengthening, involves adjusting the gum line to make the teeth appear longer. When you undergo this procedure, some of your soft tissue will be removed to create the appearance you are more comfortable with. Esthetic crown lengthening may also take place if you have a damaged tooth that is unable to be restored through a crown. In this case, the gum line can be adjusted to make what is left of the tooth appear to be a natural size and shape.

The benefits that follow the esthetic crown restoration is to bring a patient more confidence.  If you have noticed a lack of self-confidence, crown lengthening may be a good solution for you.

If you’re ready to feel more confident with your smile, contact your doctor for a consultation. During this consultation your doctor will go over your new smile options.

After your esthetic crown lengthening procedure, you’ll be ready to show off your new and improved smile without having to manage feeling self-conscious. It is time to take control of your confidence and gain the smile you deserve! Contact our team for your gummy smile solution.