Functional Crown Lengthening
Your dentist may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or dental procedure possible. A tooth which is broken or decayed below the gum is difficult, if not impossible, to restore correctly. With crown lengthening, Dr. Grimard removes the excess gum tissue, and exposes more of the crown of the tooth.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
In many cases of dental decay, tooth fracture, or even in instances where an individual has "short" teeth, crown lengthening may be prescribed.
Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they can be covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, Dr. Grimard can perform crown lengthening. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth. Your gum line can be carefully sculpted to create just the right proportion between gum tissue and tooth surface...and the result is a better looking smile.