Functional Gingivectomy and Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing your smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen your crowns. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of your teeth and reducing the pockets gum disease can cause. Gum shaping is a process used to help gums appear more regular. It is often used to treat encroaching... read more »

Reasons You Might Need Crown Lengthening

A Gingivectomy, also known as crown lengthening, is a fairly simple treatment that can be used to treat a number of problems our patients face. Crown lengthening reshapes the gumline to add length to the teeth to treat a few different issues. Gum disease can often lead to the need for a gingivectomy. Gingivitis can create “pockets” in the spaces... read more »