Teeth covered by excessive gum tissue appear short, even though they may actually be the proper length. If you’re someone who is bothered by a “gummy” smile, you’ll want to learn more about the crown lengthening procedure offered by the dentists at MacArthur Dental Arts. By removing the excess gum tissue, and possibly some bone, our dentist will give you a more symmetrical smile that you can be proud to show off.
Crown lengthening is also done for dental care and medical reasons as well. If there’s decay or a fracture under the gum line, for example, crown lengthening can help expose more of the tooth’s crown in order to support a filling or porcelain crown.