The aesthetics of a gummy smile are considered undesirable to many and often negatively affects one’s self-confidence. Depending on the cause of a gummy smile, our periodontists may recommend aesthetic crown lengthening to achieve a more proportionate smile.
How is aesthetic crown lengthening performed?
During this treatment, our periodontists will first remove the excess gum tissue around your teeth. Then, your gum tissue will be lifted gently and the underlying bone will be reshaped to expose more tooth structure. The gum tissue will then be laid back into place and secured with stitches, revealing a more complimentary gumline. The best part of this procedure is the visible instant result — patients often walk out of our office feeling more confident immediately!
To learn more about the uses and benefits of crown lengthening in Greensboro, North Carolina, we welcome you to contact Greensboro Perio today at 336-379-8377 to schedule an appointment with our periodontists, Dr. Luis Benitez and Dr. Veronica Longville.