Having too much gum tissue around your teeth, which can lead to you having a ‘gummy smile’, can negatively impact your confidence. A gummy smile can easily be resolved with a crown lengthening treatment, which involves removing excess periodontal tissue. Crown lengthening exposes more of the surface of your tooth to diminish the ‘gummy smile’ look and makes your teeth look longer.
Those who explore crown lengthening as an orthodontic treatment often complain that their teeth don’t look right in their mouth; that their teeth are too small and look almost child-like. This is due to the excess tissue covering a large percentage of their teeth.
Benefits of Crown Lengthening
Enhance Your Smile
Too much gum tissue hides your pearly whites and may make you self-conscious to smile, even when you may have otherwise straight teeth. Crown lengthening removes the tissue and helps exposure more of your smile, as well as evening out an inconsistent gum line.
Improved Oral Health
Those with a gummy smile may experience a higher risk of tooth decay due to bacteria can hide deep into the gum pockets that your toothbrush can’t reach. Crown lengthening removes the excess gum and enables you to give your teeth a more thorough clean.
Support A Filling/Crown
If there is too much gum tissue it can be impossible for gums to properly seal around dental crowns, implants or bridges. In order for these treatments to be successful, the gumline must be at the correct level. Too much tissue can also prevent the proper installation of a filling.
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