What is 'Crown Lengthening'?

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created by cosmetic dentist Jeff Gray DDS often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some clients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Jeff Gray DDS to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a client needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gum line or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration without having to put in a dental implant .

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps San Diego advanced cosmetic dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a San Diego cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.  If you are scared to visit the dentist or receive this procedure, sedation dentistry might be the answer for you.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the San Diego area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 619-717-8560. We are conveniently located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA. When you come in, we can show you photos of California cosmetic dentistry clients who are enjoying their dazzling smile.