Crown Lengthening: For “Gummy” Smiles

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If you feel self-conscious about your smile because your gums tend to show or you’d like to have some restorative dental work done but your gums are in the way, there is no need to worry—Dr. Jerry Butler can help you. With the help of his team of specialists, Dr. Jerry Butler can offer your smile a crown lengthening treatment. This involves eliminating the excess gum tissue from your smile and exposing more of the “crown” of your teeth.

After the excess tissue is removed, your periodontist will shape the gumline to give you the exact look you desire and form the perfect balance between the gum tissue and the tooth’s surface. This also creates room for dental veneers as well as dental crowns to be placed if you need them.

This treatment is helpful for anyone who believes their teeth are too short or for anyone who has a jagged gumline. Many people find this treatment beneficial for preparation for their wedding or when their braces have just been removed.

If you’re interested in a crown lengthening treatment, please call our Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D dental team today. We can be reached by phone at (828) 264-5858 or at their office in Boone, North Carolina.