Cosmetic Crown Lengthening
The crown is the visible part of the tooth that is seen above your gums. When too much gum tissue covers the teeth or the gum line is uneven, it can detract considerably from a person’s smile. Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur perform crown lengthening to gently remove excess gum tissue or to reshape an uneven gum line.
As you can see in the photos, crown lengthening can dramatically improve a person’s smile.
Fixing a gummy smile
Sometimes the teeth can appear to be “hidden” when they are covered by too much gum tissue. This gives the appearance of what is known as a “gummy smile.” With crown lengthening, excess gum tissue is removed so that your teeth, rather than your gums, serve as the focus of your smile.
Correcting an uneven gum line
Even if your teeth are straight and healthy, when the gum line surrounding them is uneven, it can cause your teeth to appear oddly shaped and make your smile look lopsided. Our doctors can gently and accurately reshape your gums around your teeth so that your entire gum line is evenly proportioned and your smile greatly enhanced.
Supporting Other Dental Procedures
When a tooth needs a dental restoration due to decay, wear or fracture, there needs to be enough natural crown exposed so the dentist can place a restoration without cutting into the gum line and causing irritation, pain or bleeding.
Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur can reshape the gum line to allow for the accurate and comfortable placement of a dental restoration. When a cavity has formed below the gum line, the doctors can lengthen the crown so that the cavity can be exposed and properly treated.
Expert, minimally invasive treatment
As periodontists, Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur are experts when it comes to the gums and the surrounding tissue. To make treatment as minimally invasive as possible, the doctors typically use a dental laser or a radiosurgery device which gently cuts gum and other soft tissues. This state-of-the-art equipment allows for faster healing and a much less invasive procedure when compared to the use of standard surgical instruments.