At The Smile Gallery, we offer a surgical procedure called crown lengthening, whereby gum tissue is trimmed down and reshaped.
Crown lengthening is often performed for cosmetic reasons. And this is normally on patients with a ‘gummy smile’.
A ‘gummy smile’ is an abundance of gum tissue that can make teeth appear unusually short. In some cases, the dentist may also need to remove some bone.
If a patient needs a crown but does not have enough visible tooth surface to support it, they may require crown lengthening to expose more of the base of the tooth first.
“I came to this dental practice to have 2 Cerec crowns and am very pleased with my treatment. From my first visit, I have been made to feel welcome by all the very friendly staff. The practice has a very relaxed atmosphere; Rahul and Marie always ensured that I was comfortable and catered for, even sitting in the waiting room while my crowns were being made. I even saw one of my crowns being milled in the machine before it was fitted. Rahul and Marie really make you feel relaxed and at ease; I felt as if I had known them for ages- I don’t remember ever laughing and having a bit of a joke whilst sitting in a dentist’s chair before!!” Sian, East Grinstead
A patient may also undergo a procedure to treat a severe case of gum disease. The surgery is often called a gingivectomy and only involves the removal of the diseased gum tissue.
Either way, your dentist will remove the necessary tissue before reshaping the remaining tissue and stitching it back into place.
The treatment can help prolong the life of broken teeth and can save you a lot of money in the long run. With so many successful cases, our team has saved 100s of teeth!!
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