Personalized Treatment For Gummy Smiles

Does your “gummy” smile cause you to feel embarrassed and insecure? Our cosmetic dentistry team can treat this condition in one visit with crown lengthening in Beverly Hills, Northridge, and Thousand Oaks, CA. Using both traditional techniques and state-of-the-art laser protocols, our team will sculpt and reshape your gum tissue to be more symmetrical and proportioned with your teeth. This procedure requires great skill and artistry to reveal the most aesthetic tooth-to-gum ratio for your unique smile. Our cosmetic dentistry team includes a periodontist and dentists who specialize in periodontal plastic surgeries like crown lengthening. Using our expertise and innovative protocols, we’ll help you find confidence in your natural smile!

Crown Lengthening For Improved Function

For many of our patients, crown lengthening is a cosmetic procedure and, in many cases, part of their smile makeover treatment. However, sometimes crown lengthening is for functional reasons. If you have decay beneath the gum tissue or need a restoration like a dental crown, we may need to reshape the gum tissue to access your tooth. This procedure follows the same process and though it’s primarily for functional purposes, we ensure it provides cosmetic benefits as well.

Our Periodontal Plastic Surgery Options

Traditional Crown Lengthening

Traditional treatment for a “gummy” smile includes using a scalpel to trim away excess gum tissue and bone from around each tooth. Sometimes, only gums need to be enhanced, but occasionally, the bone around the tooth roots will need to be reshaped to expose a greater portion of the visible tooth. Since this surgery requires incisions, you’ll go through a brief healing period and may experience some swelling or discomfort for the first few days.

Laser Crown Lengthening

Laser-assisted crown lengthening is the minimally invasive alternative to traditional treatment. Using our state-of-the-art WaterLase® dental laser from Biolase®, we remove the soft tissue and bone from around the teeth with great precision. Dental lasers have a cauterizing effect, so the gum tissue heals quickly, with reduced risk for infection. This treatment is also virtually pain-free and doesn’t require incisions, so both the procedure and healing are fast and comfortable.

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