COSMETIC PERIODONTAL TREATMENT
When smiling, if you are noticing a lot of “gums” and short teeth, this may not be the reality. Teeth may appear short while under the gums they are an appropriate longer size. This longer size may be exposed by periodontal plastic procedure called Esthetic Crown Lengthening.
FUNCTIONAL CROWN LENGTHENING
When a tooth breaks but is still viable, or if a crown/bridge needs to be replaced, then creating extra room of length for a more retentive crown is a good idea. Often crown lengthening is needs when a cavity also extends below the gum line.