Do your gums appear bulky and hide the full length of your teeth? If so, you may have what is known as a gummy smile. A gummy smile forms when you have an overabundance of gum tissue covering the surface of your teeth, causing them to appear shorter than they are. Having too much gum tissue not only affects how you view your smile, but it also makes brushing and flossing your teeth more difficult. To resolve this problem and regain a healthy, confident smile, our dentists may recommend crown lengthening in Mountain View, California.
For this procedure, our dentists will first administer a local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort. After this is done, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue to reveal more of your tooth’s structure so that you can enjoy a beautiful, confident smile. This is typically done in just one visit to our office.
We may also recommend this treatment if:
- You lost a filling or crown
- You broke a tooth close to the gumline
- You do not have enough tooth structure to support a restoration
Give us a call today at 650-858-2028 if you have any questions about crown lengthening in Mountain View, California, and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Galina Nasakin and associates here at Dental Zone.