Periodontal surgery is necessary if we determine that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.
In that case, here are four types of surgical treatments that are most commonly prescribed and that we may recommend:
* Crown lengthening is generally performed in order to improve the health of the gum tissue, or to prepare the mouth for restorative or cosmetic procedures. Additionly, crown lengthening procedures can also be used to correct a “gummy” smile, where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue. This procedure exposes more of the natural tooth by reshaping or recontouring bone and gum tissue. This can also be performed on a single tooth, many teeth or the entire gum line, to expose a pleasant, aesthetically pleasing smile.
Reasons for Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a common procedure that has many effective uses and benefits.
Here are some of the most common reasons for crown lengthening: