What Is Crown Lengthening?

white smilesPerfect smiles created at Falls Pointe Dental often require crown lengthening, a safe and effective cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Crown lengthening surgery exposes more of the visible part of a tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening to improve the appearance of a 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, 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.


If you are seeking a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover, schedule a smile consultation with Falls Pointe Dental in Raleigh. We also offer children’s dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.