Crown lengthening is a procedure to reduce the size and shape of your visible gums. Crown lengthening can be performed for both esthetic and functional reasons. Two examples of a functional crown lengthening would be when there is gum disease or a fracture occurring below the gumline that needs to be treated.
Crown lengthening is often performed to make it easier and safer to fit a damaged tooth with a dental crown. In this procedure, our Sebring periodontist re-contours the gum tissue to provide necessary space between the supporting bone and crown. This prevents the crown from damaging the bone and gum tissue.
There’s a strong link between how you look and how you feel. When it comes to your smile, “the relationship between a person’s physical appearance and his or her self-esteem is well documented.” According to one survey, almost half of the respondents find your smile to be your most memorable feature when they meet you for the first time.
Feeling confident in the look of your smile can have a dramatic impact on how you feel about yourself. That’s why there’s nothing trivial about dental cosmetic procedures. By helping people feel better about themselves, many dentists, including Dr. Kirsch, are able to help improve patients’ self-esteem.
Crown lengthening can also be used to improve your smile by reducing the size and shape of your gums. Patients who come to see our Sebring dentist are often dissatisfied with the shape of their gums. Having a “gummy” smile can cause teeth to appear shorter than normal. In reality, it’s often the case that the actual shape of the tooth enamel is just hidden by your gums.
Crown lengthening can dramatically enhance the appearance of you smile. Many people with gummy smiles complain that their teeth look like baby teeth. However, crown lengthening can alter the entire look of your smile, making it appear much more balanced and harmonious. Crown lengthening is a simple procedure that can usually be performed in just one visit. The results are immediate and can dramatically improve the look of your smile.
At Heartland Periodontics, we provide the highest level of periodontal, endodontic, and implant care for our patients in Sebring. Call today to find out what our dental implants and other services can do for your smile.
Dr. Michael Kirsch
4660 Lakeview Drive
Monday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 5PM