Your gums establish the framework for your smile. If you have excess gum tissue, your teeth may appear shorter than normal. To reshape your smile, we use a leading gum contouring approach known as gum reshaping, gum lifting, or crown lengthening. Our specialists meticulously adjust your gumline to create the smile you desire.
With the innovative PiezoSurgery® instrument, crown lengthening surgery is a less invasive and more gentle experience. This unique treatment allows for a faster recovery. Patients see an immediate and lasting difference after the procedure. After gum contouring treatment, you can expect minimal discomfort and will likely be able to return to work or normal activities the next day.
Prior to any treatment, we will create a comprehensive plan so you will understand the expected outcomes as well as what to expect during and after the treatment. During the procedure, we combine the best of art and science to carefully sculpt the gums and sometimes the underlying bone to uncover the full surface of the teeth. We seek to design and shape a symmetrical and beautiful gum line that perfectly frames your smile. Crown lengthening treatment is a highly specialized procedure that should only be performed by experienced Periodontists.
While many of our patients undergo crown lengthening and other gum contouring procedures for aesthetic purposes, your dentist may also refer you for restorative reasons. If you have a tooth fracture or a cavity below the gum line, gum contouring can reduce tissue in the area of the problem. This will give your dentist access to the site for treatment and, if necessary, make it easier to place a long-lasting dental restoration.