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Crown Lengthening for a Less Gummy Smile

Learn more about this treatment used to improve gummy smiles. 

If you are looking to correct a gummy smile, you’ve come to the right place. Our Hudson, MA, dentists Drs. Michael and Matthew Gigliotti and Dr. Jared Gittleman offer the very best in cosmetic dentistry. One of the best ways to treat gummy smiles is with crown lengthening. Crown lengthening provides immediate and amazing results for our patients.

Who can benefit from crown lengthening treatment?

Many people who come into our Hudson, MA, practice want to learn more about cosmetic and restorative dentistry options that can improve the appearance of their smiles. If your teeth look short and stubby due to excess gum tissue, then our team may recommend crown lengthening to improve the appearance of your smile.

Of course, this treatment isn’t just used for cosmetic purposes, it also has some restorative benefits. Say you need to get a dental crown but there isn’t enough tooth available to place the restoration. In this situation, we risk the crown falling off if we don’t provide the restoration with enough healthy structure to support it. This often means performing crown lengthening first, which will allow us to reveal more of the tooth’s structure to ensure that the crown is stable once it’s cemented over the tooth.

If you have damage to a tooth or decay that lies below the gum line, then crown lengthening provides us with a way to get below the gum line so that we can treat and repair these issues.

What are the benefits of crown lengthening? 

This procedure offers a host of benefits. For one, you get to have a more symmetrical and balanced smile, which is enough to make anyone feel more confident in their appearance. Along with the cosmetic benefits, crown lengthening may also reduce your risk for decay. How? By revealing more of your tooth structure, we also make it easier for you to brush and floss all areas of your teeth to keep plaque and tartar at bay. This in turn can help you maintain a healthier smile.

Hudson Family Dental is proud to offer the latest and most advanced cosmetic dentistry to patients living in and around Hudson, MA. If you’re embarrassed by your gummy smile and want to find out if crown lengthening is right for you, call us at (978) 562-2782 to schedule a consultation.

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