NEARLY 1/3 OF AMERICAN ADULTS ARE UNHAPPY WITH THEIR SMILE
One common reason that causes dissatisfaction is a “gummy smile.” Gummy smiles are when the gums are overgrown and cover too much of the teeth, making them appear short, or small. As the first thing people notice, and are most likely to remember about you, the appearance of your teeth may be one of your most important attributes. To restore balance to the smile with healthy, natural tooth-to-gum ratios, we can perform crown lengthening, or gum reshaping.
REASONS TO RESHAPE YOUR GUMS WITH CROWN LENGTHENING
Crown lengthening advantages include:
- Enhanced Appearance
- Improved Oral Health/Reduced Risk of Tooth Decay
- More Natural Looking, Symmetrical Smile
- Exposes Tooth Structure to Better Support a Filling or Crown
Precision Treatment for a Beautiful Smile
To reshape the gum tissue, our doctors will adjust the gum and bone tissue around your teeth during a simple surgical procedure that can be completed in just one appointment. As an alternative for some patients, we may also recommend cosmetic lip adjustment. [link to lip adjustment page] This treatment option offers the same benefits as crown lengthening, but works by adjusting the positioning of the lip, rather than the gums. With either treatment, you can expect the highest quality results from Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles and our team of board-certified periodontists.