Crown Lengthening

Some individuals feel as though their teeth are too short or that there is more gum showing than desired. This can be referred to as a “gummy smile.”  


A “gummy smile” can be corrected through crown lengthening, a surgical procedure performed in our office. The amount of excess gum and whether or not a portion of bone needs to be removed will define the parameters of your procedure. Dr. Bowman or Dr. Derek will discuss with you all that will need to be done and be with you every step of the way to make your smile something you can be happy with.


This procedure may also be used to fix breaks where the tooth meets the gum, as well as possibly saving a tooth from needing extraction. Also, this allows for tooth reshaping to fit a crown or bridge.

Dentistry at the springs - Gummy Smile

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