Crown Lengthening Dentist Morrisville
About Crown Lengthening in Morrisville, PA
When decay occurs below the gumline, it may be necessary to remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue. Crown Lengthening procedures are done for both restorative dentistry, sometimes before crowns may be placed, or to improve the aesthetics of your gum line. General practitioners often refer for crown lengthening procedures prior to restoration of broken or severely decayed teeth. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so that it can be restored.
Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a "gummy" smile, in which the teeth appear "short". Often, the teeth are actually the proper length, but excess gum tissue may be covering these teeth. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth structure, reducing the "gummy" appearance of the patient's smile.