What Is Crown Lengthening?

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Kenneth Hovden DDS often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Kenneth Hovden DDS to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our Daly City patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a patient needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gumline or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps San Francisco dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a San Mateo cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the San Francisco area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 650-763-8794. We are conveniently located at 901 Campus Dr Ste 202 in Daly City. When you come in, we can show you photos of California cosmetic dentistry patients who are enjoying their dazzling smiles that were created with the help of the skilled smile artists at Kenneth Hovden DDS.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015