A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing the smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen the crowns of your teeth. The crown of a tooth is the visible portion of the tooth. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of the tooth, or teeth, and reducing the pockets gum disease can cause.
Gum shaping is a process used to help gums appear more regular. It is often used to treat encroaching gums, sometimes referred to as a “gummy” smile. If the gums are too high, teeth appear shorter. The treatment is often called crown lengthening because the teeth appear longer after the procedure. Whatever you call the treatment, gum shaping can help improve your smile.
Another reason to have your crowns lengthened is if you have advanced gingivitis. Gum infection can enter the space between the teeth and gums, thus creating deeper pockets. This can even cause damage to the jawbone. Contouring your gums removes these pockets to prevent this.
At Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants, we provide you with the services you need to have a healthy and happy smile. If your smile is inflamed or overly gummy, then give us a call at 407-378-0877 today. Our periodontists look forward to serving you in the Winter Garden, Florida, area.