Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure designed to increase the extent of the tooth structure above the gum line for restorative or esthetic purposes. This helps to alleviate the “gummy” smile or “short teeth.” The procedure involves removing or repositioning the gum tissue and/or trimming away a small amount of bone.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening Case 1
Patient has short clinical crowns and two congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors. Following orthodontic movement for alignment and space appropriation, two implants were placed and clinical crown lengthening performed.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening Case 2
Patient has differential gingival margins of the maxillary central incisors and short clinical crowns. Clinical crown lengthening performed following removal of orthodontic appliances.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening Case 3
Patient exhibits gingival hyperplasia and short tapered clinical crowns.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening Case 4
Patient presents with gingival hyperplasia and short square clinical crowns. Following surgery, patient has long tapered clinical crowns.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening Case 5
Patient presents with short, square clinical crowns. Following clinical crown lengthening, the crown forms are long and tapered, resulting in a more aesthetic result.