Periodontal procedures can lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and improve the esthetics of your gum line.
Some patients want to improve a "gummy" smile because their teeth appear short. The teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they're covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, we perform crown lengthening.
During this procedure, we reshape excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even the gum line, or to several teeth, to expose a natural, broad smile.