Sometimes an otherwise attractive smile can look “gummy” due to teeth being covered up by an excess of gum tissue. Although these teeth may look too short, underneath they can be a perfectly normal length. Gently reshaping your gums so they will beautifully frame your teeth can create a more aesthetically pleasing smile and could help your gum health.
This technique requires a combination of artistry and skill to create a harmonious appearance, so it is very carefully planned by our dentists here at Northern Beaches Dental. Crown lengthening can also help if a tooth has broken off right near the gum line, as uncovering part of the tooth will help us restore it with a beautiful dental crown.