Crown Lengthening

A crown lengthening procedure is designed to reshape the gums and if necessary adjust the bone level. Its purpose is to expose additional tooth surface. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.


There are a number of dental conditions that need restorations requiring this procedure. Most common is severe tooth decay below the gum line. Another is when a tooth has fractured and broken off beneath the existing gum line. Crown lengthening is also used to support certain cosmetic enhancements such as the application of veneers. By exposing more of the tooth, the crown lengthening procedure provides a stable base for the final tooth restoration.


Whether you have crown lengthening to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.