crown-lengtheningcrown-lengtheningCrown lengthening is a dental surgery to expose more of the tooth surface by reshaping the gum tissue.

There are several reasons we may recommend crown lengthening. It may be performed to prepare for restoration of teeth that are broken or damaged below the gumline. If you have a crown that extends near the gumline, crown lengthening may be performed to increase the space between the crown and the gum tissue to prevent the crown from damaging the bone and gum tissue. It is also performed for cosmetic reasons, to achieve a more balanced, appealing look if a patient’s smile is ‘gummy’. Crown lengthening in our North Vancouver office is usually performed using a diode laser with minimal trauma and with very esthetically pleasing results.