What is crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a treatment that is often used to reshape the gums and provide a more inviting smile appearance. During the crown lengthening process, which is also called gingivectomy, we remove a small amount of gum tissue to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Our caring dentist uses local anesthetic and a gentle touch to ensure that your crown lengthening treatment is as comfortable as possible. In many cases, we can utilize our high-tech dental laser for crown lengthening in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which makes the treatment more comfortable, precise, and efficient.

Do I need crown lengthening?

Dr. Nadia Hamouda may recommend crown lengthening for cosmetic or restorative purposes. Crown lengthening can be used to correct what is often called a “gummy smile,” or a smile that is flawed by excessive gum tissue that covers too much of the natural tooth structure. We may also suggest crown lengthening to increase the length of a tooth to improve crown retention in short teeth or to extend a crown to cover deep decay.

We welcome you to contact us at White Pearl Dentistry today to learn more about crown lengthening and its uses. We are committed to providing you with the high-quality dental care you need for a healthier, more beautiful smile.