Enhance Your Smile with Crown Lengthening at Westchester Smile Design
At Westchester Smile Design, we believe that a beautiful smile begins with healthy gums. Crown lengthening is a versatile dental procedure that can help achieve the perfect balance between gum tissue and tooth structure, improving both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. In this article, we will explore the benefits and applications of crown lengthening and how it can enhance your overall oral health.
Understanding Crown Lengthening: Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by our skilled dental team. It involves the careful removal of excess gum tissue and, if necessary, a small portion of bone to expose more of the tooth’s surface. This procedure can be performed on one or multiple teeth, and in some cases, it may involve reshaping the gum line to create a more symmetrical and proportionate smile.
The Benefits of Crown Lengthening:
- Aesthetic Enhancement: Crown lengthening can address a “gummy” smile, where excessive gum tissue makes the teeth appear shorter or disproportionate. By removing excess gum tissue, more of the tooth’s surface is exposed, creating a more balanced and visually appealing smile.
- Restoring Functionality: In cases where a tooth is severely decayed or broken below the gum line, crown lengthening can expose more of the tooth structure, providing sufficient space for the placement of a dental crown or other restorative treatment. This allows for better functional restoration and improved oral health.
- Resolving Gum Disease: Crown lengthening can also be used as part of the treatment for gum disease. By reducing the depth of gum pockets around the teeth, it becomes easier to clean and maintain good oral hygiene, preventing the progression of gum disease and promoting healthier gums.
- Preparing for Dental Procedures: Crown lengthening is often performed as a preliminary step before other dental procedures, such as dental crown placement or veneers. It ensures that there is enough exposed tooth structure for the successful placement of the restorative material.
- Improved Oral Health: Crown lengthening not only improves the aesthetics of your smile but also contributes to better oral health. By reducing excessive gum tissue and reshaping the gum line, it becomes easier to clean the teeth and maintain proper oral hygiene practices, reducing the risk of gum disease and other oral health issues.
If you’re looking to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your smile, crown lengthening at Westchester Smile Design is a valuable option to consider. Our experienced dental team is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care to meet your unique needs.
Schedule a consultation with us to explore the benefits of crown lengthening and take the first step towards a more confident and radiant smile.