Aesthetic crown lengthening

Aesthetic crown lengthening is a procedure similar to conventional crown-lengthening. Its goal is to establish proper gingival contours while exposing the complete crown of the tooth.

It is possible that during normal growth and development, too much gum tissue forms around the teeth. This is often referred to as a “gummy” smile. Teeth will appear shortened and the gum margin where the gum contacts the tooth may appear to have a ledge as opposed to a fine contour line.


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