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Crown lengthening

Crown lengthening procedure involves removing gum tissue and sometimes bone to increase the amount of tooth that is visible. It may be recommended by your dentist to aid in a restorative procedures for the following reasons:

  • expose cavities beneath the gum line
  • expose more tooth structure before a crown can be placed or
  • expose fractured areas of tooth or
  • assist in cosmetic procedures e.g. managing “gummy smile” or
  • correcting gum levels of teeth especially in the esthetic areas.