Crown lengthening is the term for removing excess gum tissue from the teeth and sculpting the gum line. Dr. Kathleen Falsey, DDS removes gum tissue from patient’s mouths for aesthetics and for function. At our practice we see many patients unhappy with their smiles, and even patients without any damage to their teeth feel like their gums keep them from enjoying their ideal smile. When gum tissue is removed for function it is typically for making room to affix a restoration like a crown to a tooth.
Whether a crown lengthening procedure is done for function or aesthetics, it is a simple in-office procedure. Local anesthetic is used while your dentist removes excess gum tissue with either a scalpel or laser tools. If tissue is being removed for a restoration to fit you may only require tissue to be removed from a couple of teeth. Some people have more gum tissue than others and it results in a gummy smile, which can be corrected throughout the entire mouth. The result is a visually pleasing ratio of teeth to gums that creates an even smile! If you think your smile would benefit from crown lengthening, please contact us.
To learn more about crown lengthening and all the services we provide, visit www.bayberrydentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kathleen Falsey, DDS in our Tinley Park, IL office, call Bayberry Dental Care at 708-802-8300.