What is ‘Crown Lengthening’?

Categories: dental crowns

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry 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 Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry 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 Lafayette and Boulder 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.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps Boulder advanced cosmetic dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a Boulder 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 seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the Boulder area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 303-665-5335. We are conveniently located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette. When you come in, we can show you photos of Colorado cosmetic dentistry clients who are enjoying their dazzling smile that was created by the skilled smile artists at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.