What is crown lengthening?

Do you have what some would call a “gummy” smile? If your teeth appear unusually short, the problem may not be your teeth at all. Often, normal-sized teeth are simply hidden by excess gum tissues. For both functional and aesthetic reasons, Dr. Monica A. Flynn may suggest a surgical treatment called crown lengthening to:

  • Expose more tooth surface so that a crown or filling can be placed
  • Repair a tooth that has broken at the gumline
  • Show more of your teeth for an improved, attractive smile

Dr. Monica A. Flynn incorporates both traditional and laser assisted techniques for this procedure.

Many surgical procedures require a few short healing check visits so Dr. Monica A. Flynn can monitor the patients healing. There is never a charge for these healing visits.

To learn more about crown lengthening, we invite you to contact our friendly dental team in San Antonio, Texas today. We are always happy to answer your questions and discuss how crown lengthening can improve the health and beauty of your smile.