Published: 04/11/2018

Do you have what people call a “gummy” smile? Do your gums appear a little bit out of proportion to your teeth because they are thick and pronounced? If so, you might want to consider crown lengthening in Matthews, NC as an aesthetic option to rebalance your smile. While excessive gums are not a problem on their own, many patients seek out cosmetic periodontal procedures for emotional and personal reasons. This procedure takes an experienced periodontist like Dr. Kiya Green to perform, because it involves increasing the amount of visible tooth area to create more visual balance in a patient’s smile.

Non-Cosmetic Reasons for the Procedure

Sometimes, excessive gums can impact a patient’s health, especially when that patient is experiencing an issue like a cavity or abscess. If there is not enough of the tooth above the gum line, regular dental repair becomes very difficult, and crown lengthening is needed before a filling or crown can be used to stop the advance of decay.

Patients who preemptively have crown lengthening done for cosmetic reasons can also rest assured that they will not have to worry about this kind of issue arising if they do have cavities in the future. If you need it done to one tooth for a medical reason, consider having it done to your whole mouth to make sure you are taken care of in the future.

Cosmetic Reasons for the Procedure

  • Better tooth to gum ratio
  • More visible whites to teeth making the smile shine

The crown lengthening procedure can also be useful for broken teeth that need to be repaired. Individual patient cases vary, and Dr. Green needs to assess each patient individually for surgery. If you are interested in learning more about whether you are a candidate for crown lengthening in Matthews, NC, contact our office at (704) 815-5440 or schedule an appointment online today to set up a consultation appointment. Our associates are standing by for your call during regular business hours.

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