Thursday, August 29, 2019

Question From Our Member

Question from our member:

“My doctor said I can have a better smile if I had a crown lengthening procedure.  I don't even have a crown in my mouth so what is it and will it really help?”

Savon's answer:

You probably have what is commonly called a “gummy smile”.  This means that while your teeth may appear to be very short they are actually be the proper length, but they're covered with too much gum tissue.  To correct this, your dentist can perform a dental crown lengthening procedure.

During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue removed or reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.  This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a bigger smile and you don't need to have a crown to have this procedure.

*Original post from our September 2019 Newsletter*

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