A great smile has several elements. Strong, straight, shiny white teeth are one. There should be no gaps, whether due to missing teeth or because two typically adjacent teeth are spaced too far apart. All of the teeth should be whole. But a smile isn’t just made up of teeth—there are gums as well. When the two are out of balance due to excessive gum tissue your smile can make you feel self-conscious. Crown lengthening, also commonly called soft tissue recontouring, is an effective solution to this problem. It’s just one of the comprehensive suite of cosmetic dentistry services we can offer you here in one convenient Tavares, FL location. The benefits extend beyond the cosmetic; crown lengthening can also clear space for crowns if you need them.
With crown lengthening, our extensively trained team meticulously removes a portion of the gum tissue from the base of your teeth, all the while making sure to keep the natural shape of your gums as close to its natural state as possible. This “soft tissue recontouring” leaves more of the surface of your teeth visible, and less of the gums, when you smile. Your teeth look longer, even though they are still the same length. Crown lengthening can improve your teeth-to-gum ratio—and restore your desire to smile again!
Crown lengthening is a safe cosmetic dentistry procedure that we can typically complete during a single visit to our Tavares, FL office! Once you’ve had it done, you’ll see an immediate difference in the way you look and feel. There are even added health benefits! Your shorter gums will make it easier for us to do deep cleanings. We can access more of the surface of your teeth, keeping them free of bacteria and tartar and preventing future problems. The procedure can also prepare you for orthodontic work. Treat yourself to the many benefits of crown lengthening: