Are your teeth a bit shorter than you’d like? This is a common problem and can make a smile appear ‘gummy.’ Although it might seem as if the teeth are shorter than normal, in many cases they will be the correct length but are simply covered up with too much gum tissue.
This can hide the natural contours of the crown of the tooth (the part normally exposed) and correcting it is a matter of repositioning the gum line.
This can be done by cutting away the excess gum tissue, carefully recontouring the gum line so it looks more aesthetically pleasing. This procedure is quick and straightforward and can often be completed in just one visit to our dental office.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening benefits include:
- Enhanced cosmetic appearance of your teeth so they will no longer look too short
- Esthetic crown lengthening can be used to correct uneven gum contours to create a more harmonious smile
- You will be able to smile and talk with confidence
- The healing period is relatively short and there shouldn’t be too much discomfort
After the excess gum tissue has been removed, you’ll see noticeable results straightaway but it could take several weeks for the gums to completely settle down so you can see the full benefits of this treatment.
Benefits to Your Periodontal (Gum) HealthWhile most people will choose esthetic crown lengthening for its cosmetic benefits, this procedure can also help improve your overall gum health. By reducing excess gum tissue, you could be helping to reduce your risk of periodontal disease as otherwise pockets can form in the excess gum tissue and which will harbor harmful bacteria.
For more information about Esthetic Crown Lengthening procedure talk to top periodontists, best specialists Dr. Daniel Royzman and Dr. Daria Royzman or contact our Manhattan, NYC center:
D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C.
57 W 57th St #605
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 759-7763