Crown Lengthening - Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates
Gums Uneven or Oversized?
Crown Lengthening Reveals an Exceptional Smile
Your gums are critical to keeping your teeth healthy and in the proper position. While their purpose is a good one, sometimes you can have “too much of a good thing,” as the expression goes. You may have excess gum tissue that’s perfectly healthy but takes away from your ideal smile. If you have what’s called a “gummy smile,” where your gums look too large in comparison to your teeth, you may feel self-conscious about the noticeable imbalance. By removing some of that gum tissue, we’ll improve your tooth-to-gum ratio for a more unified smile that gets attention for all the right reasons. This cosmetic dentistry procedure, called crown lengthening, can enable you to smile with unprecedented confidence. Our staff here at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates includes a renowned periodontist—a highly trained specialist in gum health—making our practice the ideal choice for all gum-related treatments. Don’t let your gums dominate your teeth—let us reshape them to your satisfaction!
What Crown Lengthening Gives You
Minimally Invasive Gum Reduction
Our skilled team will carefully remove just the precise amount of gum tissue from the base of the affected teeth to create those smaller, more subtle gums you desire. We can perform this procedure using minimally invasive BIOLASE laser technology, which means no scalpels, quicker, more precise treatment, and little bleeding or swelling afterward. During removal, we carefully shape the gums around each tooth for a natural, uniform, and complimentary look. Your teeth will appear longer but will remain the same size; only the proportion relative to your gums will change. This procedure will not only enhance the esthetics of your smile but will also make keeping your teeth healthy simpler, because you’ll be able to brush a larger portion of your teeth and have a smaller area in which bacteria can hide. This also makes it easier for us to perform deep cleanings on your teeth here in the office. Also, if you have unhealthy areas of gum tissue that cannot be treated, we’ll remove the affected tissue during a gingivectomy. Esthetics, function, health—we can improve them all!
Nick - Porcelain Crowns & Gum Lift Patient
Nick had an irregular gemlike and teeth that were not ideally proportional for a nice smile. Cosmetic gum surgery and porcelain veneers solved his problem.