Dental Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a procedure to address an issue because of excess gum tissue, otherwise known as a gummy smile. A person with a gummy smile appears to have short teeth. Their teeth are actually the typical size, but excess gum tissue partially covers them.
Besides cosmetic reasons some dental treatment also need crown lengthening For example, your dentist has examined your teeth and determined you need a crown. But what if there is not enough tooth for a crown? This is when a crown lengthening procedure is recommended to support a dental crown or tooth bridge. There are a few reasons why you may not have enough tooth for a recommended treatment.