Genetics play a huge role in how our teeth look. Sometimes we get lucky with our genes, and other times we don’t. Luckily, there are periodontal dental procedures that can help us get the smiles we want, regardless of genetics.
In some instances, patients have a “gummy smile.” Gums exist in our mouth to protect and preserve the under layers of our teeth, which is vital to oral health. Even so, the crowns of our teeth are meant to be seen.
When the gums extend too far down over the teeth, we can use a treatment known as esthetic crown lengthening to improve the appearance of your smile.
What Is Esthetic Crown Lengthening?
Esthetic crown lengthening refers to the recontouring of the gum line along the upper portion of the teeth. After the procedure, more of your crowns will be visible. For those patients dealing with a “gummy smile,” esthetic crown lengthening could be the perfect solution.
At Providence Periodontics, we also offer another gum-related treatment that prevents periodontal disease. It is called Pocket Reduction Surgery.