Esthetic Tooth Lengthening - Crown Lengthening
Crown or tooth lengthening is completed to improve the esthetic appearance of the teeth or to expose more of the tooth for the placement of restorations.
Esthetic Tooth Lengthening exposes more of the tooth in a visible area of the mouth so that the tooth appears longer and the smile has an optimal cosmetic appearance. It may involve removal only of excess gum tissue using a gingivectomy procedure, or might require recontouring of the bone as in a conventional crown lengthening procedure.
Crown Lengthening has the same final appearance as the gingivectomy, but also contours the bone to support the gums and creates the optimal biologic relationship between the gums, bone and teeth.