This is a procedure for those with small teeth, teeth with excessive gums, or if there are problems laying below the gum line. Our doctors use a gum re-positioning technique to extend the amount of usable tooth available.
This procedure is normally required because of a short tooth, excessive gums, a fracture below the gum line, or old fillings and decay that extends below the gums. The procedure is performed to re-position the gum tissue from around the tooth, or teeth, to extend the length of the usable tooth for a proper crown fitting to occur. All crown-lengthening procedures require a small amount of bone to be removed to re-position the gums.