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.
Call our office today (616) 554-2100 or request an appointment!