Your gums can provide the perfect frame for your teeth and ideally only a small amount of gum should be visible when you smile. If an excess of gum is shown, then crown lengthening may help you, correcting a gummy smile.
If you have a gummy smile, it’s quite likely the teeth underneath are the correct size and shape but are merely covered up with an excess of tissue. Crown lengthening is a procedure to remove excess gum tissue, exposing your natural tooth shape underneath, providing you with a more attractive smile. We may also suggest you have this treatment in preparation for dental crowns or veneers, as exposing more of your natural tooth can ensure treatment is more successful and aesthetically pleasing.
Our dentist will need to determine if crown lengthening is the right solution for correcting your gummy smile before planning exactly how much gum tissue to remove. This procedure can often be carried out using laser dentistry, so treatment is fast and effective, and healing should be quicker and smoother.
For appointments, call (03) 9467 6759. We are located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.