18925 Base Camp Road Monument, CO 80132

Crown Lengthening

Our experienced dentist may recommend crown lengthening to improve the health and appearance of your gums. This procedure is typically provided to improve “gummy” smiles and give you a more balanced overall appearance. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Yelle and find out more about crown lengthening in Monument, Colorado, call Mountain Wellness Dentistry today at 719-488-2375.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a gum treatment that has both functional and aesthetic purposes. We may recommend crown lengthening if your appearance is affected by what is sometimes called a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky or look like it comes down over the teeth too far. In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. To correct this problem and give you a smile you can show off with pride, our dentist may suggest crown lengthening. During this treatment, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. This usually requires just one visit to our office.

We may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental treatment possible. If the tooth is broken below or very close to the gumline or if insufficient tooth structure is left for a restoration, our dentist may use crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth so a restoration like a crown or bridge can be placed.

To learn more about the uses and benefits of crown lengthening, we welcome you to contact our office today.

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