Occasionally, periodontal procedures are performed for cosmetic reasons. Teeth that appear too short are often regular length, but are covered by too much gum tissue. To correct this, we at Implant & Periodontal Associates NW in Richland can perform a procedure called crown lengthening.
A periodontal procedure to fix "gummy" smiles.
During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one or more teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
Crown lengthening is also done to prep teeth for other cosmetic or restorative procedures. If a tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, crown lengthening can adjust the gum and bone levels to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.
With crown lengthening, our Richland patients often experience both aesthetic and functional benefits, enjoying a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health.
For more information, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment at our Richland, WA office, please give us a call at 509-940-0025