Enhance the Appearance of Your Smile
At Contemporary Dental Arts, Dr. Pham offers esthetic crown lengthening for patients looking to enhance the appearance of their “gummy” smiles. A “gummy” smile has excessive gum tissue that can make your teeth look small or not properly proportioned for your mouth. Thanks to esthetic crown lengthening, Dr. Pham can make your smile look more symmetrical by evening out your gum tissue.
If you’re struggling with your appearance due to a “gummy” smile, keep reading below to learn more about esthetic crown lengthening.
What Is Esthetic Crown Lengthening?
Esthetic crown lengthening involves the removal of excess gum tissues, and sometimes bone, around the teeth to make them appear longer. If the gum line appears uneven due to excessive tissue, we can use crown lengthening to make your smile more symmetrical. With a comprehensive treatment plan along with surgical precision, Dr. Pham can give you the smile you’ve been waiting for with esthetic crown lengthening.
The Benefits of Esthetic Crown Lengthening
The esthetic crown lengthening procedure provides each patient with a variety of benefits, including:
- Creates a more symmetrical smile
- Exposes more of the natural tooth for a beautiful appearance
- Aids to better oral hygiene
- Decreases the chances of developing gum disease or tooth decay
- Increases self-esteem
- Provides more space for dental crowns or porcelain veneers
The Treatment Process
The esthetic crown lengthening process can typically be completed in just one appointment at our San Jose office. To ensure you don’t feel any pain or discomfort, we’ll provide you with a local anesthetic before beginning your treatment. If you’re feeling nervous and uneasy, let us know and we can discuss our dental sedation options.
Once the targeted area is numb, Dr. Pham will use a variety of dental tools to recontour and create a symmetrical smile. This involves pulling the gums away from your teeth to expose the roots and surrounding bone. He’ll then reposition the gum line to expose the full contour of your enamel, creating an immediate improvement in your smile’s appearance. You’ll then leave our San Jose office with a new, enhanced smile.
Achieve a Beautiful Smile at Contemporary Dental Arts
You don’t have to live with a “gummy” smile forever. With esthetic crown lengthening, we can correct your gum issues and improve the appearance of your smile. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pham, call our San Jose office at (408) 253-4150. You can also request more information by filling out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you shortly.