Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

This is a procedure whereby the gum tissue is removed to make the teeth a normal length. Often after orthodontic therapy or because of wear of the incisal edges, the teeth become too short. By removing the tissue we can establish a normal length and contour of the teeth. If we interfere with the biologic width, then the gum tissue must be reflected and a specified amount of bone removed on the facial side to establish a normal height of tooth.