Aesthetic Crown lengthening is a cutting-edge periodontal procedure offered at El Paso Periodontics & Implant Specialists to correct smiles and restore the health of gums. While a gummy smile is caused by excessive gum tissue which covers the teeth creating a short and child-like appearance, this procedure involves removing excess gum tissue to reshape the outline of the gums and realigning the gum line to expose more of the teeth, creating a lot more attractive smile.
How the Procedure is Performed
Aesthetic crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that removes excess gum tissue and re-contours the gum line to expose more of the tooth. The length of the procedure depends on how many teeth are being treated and whether any bone needs to be removed with the soft tissue in order to prevent any relapse.
After the Procedure
During the first few hours of your recovery, you should keep the area from becoming swollen by applying ice to the area. You should visit your dentist once again in about a week in order to have stitches removed from the mouth. If you’d like to learn more about lengthening the crown of your teeth, contact your local dentist at El Paso Periodontics & Implant Specialists and schedule an appointment in our office. We can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your oral health. Schedule an appointment with one of our periodontal experts.