Similar to crown lengthening, esthetic crown lengthening is mostly used to help correct a ‘gummy smile’.
Your periodontist uses the crown lengthening process to reshape your gum tissue to allow for a healthier smile, both functionally and esthetically. A local anesthetic is used and the gums and sometimes the bone are contoured to create a more appealing and cosmetic smile. This process can be done for multiple teeth or for one designated area. Esthetic crown lengthening is a great option for patients with prominent gums, or teeth that appear “short” or “square” to provide them with a natural, broad smile.