Crown lengthening is a cosmetic procedure that can beautify your smile by removing excess gum to expose more tooth surface. This treatment helps makes the teeth look longer and evens out the gum line while also improving overall oral health.
Crown lengthening, which is also known as a “gum lift,” is a safe and common procedure that only needs to be completed once for permanent results. The procedure can be done in less than an hour and in addition to beautifying your smile can improve oral health by exposing more of the tooth surface for brushing and flossing.
Pain relievers are prescribed following the procedure to reduce swelling and ease discomfort. Complete healing may take up to three months for recovery. Following a full recovery, further cosmetic surgery can be done such as teeth whitening and adding porcelain veneers.
A confident smile is important in making a good first impression and keeping personal morale high. If you are someone who has always been bothered by the short length of your teeth or if you feel that your smile has too much gum, crown lengthening may be an option for you.
If you are lacking confidence in your smile and feel that crown lengthening could help improve your look, call the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at 212-288-4455.