Crown Lengthening & Gingival Contouring
Suffering from a line of uneven gum?
A gummy smile may be a genetic product or may also be triggered by some prescription medications being taken. Sometimes triggered by gum recession or gum disease, receding gums or gums that are too high and making the teeth look longer.
We can help, no matter the cause of your uneven gums.
As a way to help smooth out your gum line, preserve your oral health and give you a more beautiful smile, Dr. Farhan provides crown lengthening and gingival contouring treatments.
Suffering from a line of uneven gum? Then you know how the presence of your smile will influence it. Receding gums or high gums make your teeth appear longer than average, while your teeth look short with a gummy smile or low gums.
Prep for a dental crown
Crown lengthening provides more room between a dental crown and the supporting jawbone, which prevents gum tissue and bone from damaging the new crown.
Restoring damaged & decaying teeth
To treat extreme tooth decay below the gum line or to repair a tooth that is fractured and broken off below the gum line, crown lengthening may be required.
Protection from gum disease & tooth loss
Uneven gums can make you more vulnerable to tooth loss and periodontal disease. As part of the recovery plan for gum disease, crown lengthening might be advised.
What does gum contouring involve?
What requires gum contouring?
Treatments for gum contouring and crown lengthening are often customized to your needs.
In order to numb the region, we’ll use a local anaesthesia. There are also treatments available for sedation.
We’ll reshape the gums at the base of your teeth using high-tech lasers and advanced techniques, revealing or covering the surface of your tooth.
In certain circumstances, it may also be appropriate to change the bone level to extend the size of your visible tooth.
By cleaning and sterilizing the area, we’ll finish the procedure.
You can need a few stitches and an intraoral bandage to avoid infection, depending on your treatment.
We will offer in-depth post-operative instructions. In no time will you feel amazing and have a lovely, healthy smile to show for it!