What is 'Crown Lengthening'?

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created by cosmetic dentist Jeff Gray DDS often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some clients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Jeff Gray DDS to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a client needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gum line or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration without having to put in a dental implant .

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps San Diego advanced cosmetic dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a San Diego cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications. ┬áIf you are scared to visit the dentist or receive this procedure, sedation dentistry might be the answer for you.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the San Diego area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 619-337-7700. We are conveniently located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA. When you come in, we can show you photos of California cosmetic dentistry clients who are enjoying their dazzling smile.