Your natural smile, if well-maintained, is a healthy expression of your individual personality. Some patients come to us with concerns that their gums are preventing them from feeling confident about their natural smile. Some patients’ gums can appear more pronounced than others’ when the lips retract to reveal the upper teeth.
Altering the appearance of your gums to mask this effect can be a good way of providing you with the confidence you need to feel relaxed when you smile. Crown lengthening is a simple and safe procedure that involves shaving down excess gum tissue and bone to expose more of the tooth.
A crown lengthening procedure may also be necessary before fitting an artificial crown if gum tissue or bone is covering the base of the tooth.
Please contact us if you would like to know more about the treatment and what to expect.
If you are looking to improve your smile, click here or request an appointment by calling 01908 373614