Esthetic crown lengthening is a periodontal plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance your smile. It can correct the issue of excessive gum tissue that is creating your “gummy smile” and help you achieve a beautiful smile with minimal surgery.
If you are self-conscious about your “gummy smile,” talk with Dr. Leigh Kent about the benefits of an esthetic crown lengthening procedure. This procedure involves removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth structure. It can be performed on a single tooth or on multiple teeth in a single visit and will help to create a beautiful, wider smile for patients in Birmingham, AL.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
This procedure is also known as a gum lift and typically takes about an hour to perform. Dr. Kent will expose more of the tooth structure by carefully removing excess gum tissue and also some of the bone, if necessary, to reshape your smile.
The Crown Lengthening Procedure in Birmingham, AL
In addition to esthetic concerns, the crown lengthening procedure can also be performed to preserve your oral health. Gum reduction surgery can help to prevent gum disease by increasing the amount of exposed tooth surface and reducing periodontal pockets, giving disease causing bacteria fewer places to hide.
Crown lengthening procedures are performed under local anesthesia and may involve removing a very small amount of bone tissue, in some cases. After the procedure is complete, Dr. Kent will sterilize the sites and place a protective bandage over the treatment areas. This will help the gums heal properly and reattach to the teeth.
If you are concerned about your gummy smile, the esthetic crown lengthening procedure may be the solution to meet your cosmetic and oral health needs. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Kent in Birmingham, AL today!