Crown Lengthening

Periodontal procedures such as crown lengthening are often utilized to support high quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry as well as to improve the esthetics of your gum line.  The doctors at Northwest Periodontics & Implants will work closely in coordination with you, your restorative dentist, or your orthodontist to ensure the proper positioning of your gum tissue to optimize esthetics.

You may be interested in procedures to improve a “gummy” smile because your teeth appear short. Oftentimes, Drs. Pescheret, Hyde, Greising and Tzanos can correct this by performing an esthetic crown lengthening.

This procedure involves reshaping of excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth or to several teeth in order to enhance your smile by evening your gum line and exposing a natural, broad smile.

Your referring dentist may also recommend crown lengthening to make a high quality restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. This is often performed when your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored properly.


Before Esthetic Crown Lengthening
This patient did not like her “gummy” smile. An esthetic crown lengthening was performed.

After Esthetic Crown Lengthening
The patient was thrilled with her more natural looking smile. Photo shows healthy tissues just eight weeks following treatment of the “gummy” smile.


Before Esthetic Crown Lengthening
This patient disliked her short teeth and “gummy” smile. An esthetic lengthening was performed.

After Esthetic Crown Lengthening
This patient was very pleased with her new, brighter smile just six weeks later.


Before Esthetic Crown Lengthening
This patient did not like the shape of her teeth and gums.

After Esthetic Crown Lengthening
A combination of restorative care and an esthetic crown lengthening provided an excellent result.