Dr. Jet can reshape your gums to give you a more esthetically pleasing look.
Our procedures can aid in the process of restoring your tooth.
Functional Crown Lengthening may necessary in order to repair the tooth
Esthetic and functional crown lengthening procedures can enhance the appearance of your smile and may be necessary before other types of cosmetic or restorative dental procedures. If you are self-conscious about a gummy smile™ or we need to reshape the gums before performing other procedures, we may recommend a crown lengthening procedure as part of your treatment plan.
Dr. Scott Jett has extensive experience performing periodontal plastic surgery procedures in Fresno and may recommend crown lengthening as part of your treatment plan. When there is too much gum tissue present, periodontal plastic surgery can improve the gum line by contouring and reshaping the gums. Dr. Jett may recommend esthetic or functional crown lengthening as part of your treatment plan.
An esthetic crown lengthening procedure can be very effective for correcting a â€˜gummy smile’. The procedure is also known as a gum lift and works by removing excess gum and bone tissue so that we can expose more of the natural tooth structure. It can be performed on a single tooth or several teeth to enhance the smile and give you a much wider and more beautiful smile. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
A functional crown lengthening procedure may be necessary when you have a tooth that is decayed or is broken below the gum line. In this type of situation, there is not enough tooth structure available for a tooth restoration procedure such as a crown or a bridge. The functional crown lengthening procedure can lower the bone and gums to expose more of the tooth structure and prepare it for restoration treatments. This procedure is also performed under local anesthesia.
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