What is ‘Crown Lengthening’?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Hereford Dental Health often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Hereford Dental Health to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our Monkton patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a patient needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gumline or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps Parkton dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a Sparks cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the Parkton area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 410-357-0099. We are conveniently located at 16928 York Rd in Monkton. When you come in, we can show you photos of Maryland cosmetic dentistry patients who are enjoying their dazzling smiles that were created with the help of the skilled smile artists at Hereford Dental Health.