Why might you prefer crown lengthening for your teeth? At times it’s necessary to remove portions of bone or gum tissue before doing other procedures for your teeth due to decay below the gum line.
Crown lengthening exposes more of the tooth being worked on, which allows you and your dentist an easier and more effective restoration, especially when you are getting a new crown.
Additional Dental Benefits
Crown lengthening can also be done for aesthetic purposes to alter a “gummy” smile. Your teeth may be the appropriate length, but removing extra gum and bone tissue will expose more of your natural smile, which creates a whiter, brighter-looking smile.