Do you have a gummy smile? Do you have short teeth? Do you have uneven gums?
Some people present with excess gums when they smile. Some people have very short teeth, or even an uneven smile. There are a number of reasons for this appearance. Procedures involving esthetic crown lengthening may help to improve the appearance of the teeth. It usually involves removing some unnecessary gum tissues to expose more of your teeth, and ultimately adjusting the contours of your gum line and contributing to a wonderful smile!
Functional Crown Lengthening
Sometimes your tooth happens to have a decay close to your gums, or that your tooth is badly broken. Your dentist may want to see more tooth structure before they can fix it. In this case, with functional crown lengthening, the gum tissues and bone around the tooth would be lowered in order to prepare it for restoration purposes, such as a crown.