What Is Crown Lengthening?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Chesterfield Smile Design often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Chesterfield Smile Design 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 Chesterfield 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 patient needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gumline 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 St. Louis dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a Chesterfield 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 smile makeover and live in the St. Louis area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 314-576-0088. We are conveniently located at 14377 Woodlake Dr Ste 205 in Chesterfield. When you come in, we can show you photos of Missouri cosmetic dentistry patients who are enjoying their dazzling smiles that were created with the help of the skilled smile artists at Chesterfield Smile Design.

 

Contact Chesterfield Smile Design:

314-576-0088

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14377 Woodlake Dr Ste 205
Chesterfield, Missouri
63017