Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening in Manteca CA
You may need crown lengthening if you have a “gummy smile” or if periodontal disease has resulted in decay that requires restorative treatment. Speak with Dr. Damle today about how crown lengthening may aid in improving the structure and aesthetic quality of your smile.

What Is Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure, during which Dr. Damle removes part of your gums to reposition your gumline. With the gums pulled back slightly, more of your tooth’s crown is exposed. This results in the appearance of longer teeth. Dr. Damle will numb your gums with local anesthetic. She will then cut your gum tissue and suture it into place for a re-contoured gumline. Recovery time will last approximately one week. Dr. Damle will remove your stitches and ask that you schedule a follow-up appointment within one month.

What Are the Benefits of Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening has both cosmetic benefits and restorative benefits. Dr. Damle can move your gumline back if you are unhappy with the appearance of your gumline or if you require treatment beneath your gums. Consider the following benefits, which often involve saving the integrity and health of your teeth:

  • Your dentist can more easily reach and treat your tooth, such as in the case of a severe cavity beneath the gumline that needs a filling.
  • You can receive restorative treatment, such as a crown, on a broken tooth or a tooth severely damaged by periodontal disease beneath your gums
  • If you are unhappy with teeth that appear short, or gums that look overgrown, you will achieve a new gumline for the look of longer teeth that fit your smile and facial features.

Am I a Good Candidate?
If you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about a smile that you wish showed off your teeth without so much gum coverage, you are a good candidate for crown lengthening. This procedure is also well-suited to your gums if you have severe damage beneath your gums, either from periodontal disease or other causes of decay. However, if you have receding gums, our team may need to discuss other options.

Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.

Summary: At Aura Family Dentistry, we offer crown lengthening to create the appearance of longer teeth if you have a “gummy smile” that causes your teeth to look too short for your features.

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