At Friendly Smiles, we offer crown lengthening in West Deptford, New Jersey. This treatment helps shape your gum tissue for better functionality and a more pleasant appearance. Contact our dental office at 856-464-1141 to learn more information about this treatment and schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Krupa or Dr. Dheeren.
Crown lengthening is a gum treatment that has both functional and aesthetic purposes. We may recommend crown lengthening if your appearance is affected by what is sometimes called a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky or look like it comes down over the teeth too far. In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. To correct this problem and give you a smile you can show off with pride, our dentists may suggest crown lengthening. During this treatment, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. This usually requires just one visit to our office.
We may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental treatment possible. If the tooth is broken below or very close to the gumline or if insufficient tooth structure is left for a restoration, our dentists may use crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth so a restoration like a crown or bridge can be placed.
To learn more about the uses and benefits of crown lengthening, we welcome you to contact our office today.