crown lengthening

Expose more of your natural tooth, enhance the beauty of your smile, and maintain a healthy mouth!

Crown lengthening re-shapes and re-contours the gum tissue and bone surrounding the tooth in order to improve the health of your gums, prepare your mouth for an upcoming procedure, or correct a “gummy smile”.

  • Correct a “gummy” smile
  • Prepare your mouth for upcoming dental procedures
  • Improve overall health of the gum tissue

Additional Information

A “gummy” smile is simply a smile overshadowed by too much gum tissue and not enough tooth exposure. A gummy smile can be caused by a number of things including: abnormal eruption of teeth, a hyperactive upper lip muscle, or how your upper jaw grew and developed.


Does this procedure hurt?

By using an anesthetic or sedative we ensure that you feel no pain throughout the procedure. However, in the days following the treatment, the affected area may be sore or tender.

Will this procedure cure my “gummy” smile?

Yes! By exposing more of your natural tooth, your gum will inevitably look smaller. You won’t be able to stop using your new smile!

Will my insurance cover the cost of the treatment?

The majority of insurance companies cover most of our treatments. For more detail on your coverage please call your service provider.