Gummy smiles may hinder your ability to smile confidently. Teeth may appear unusually short and even distorted. Excess gum tissue may be the main culprit for your gummy smile. In order to restore balance to your smile, Dr. Kashfian, Beverly Hills dentist, may perform a dental procedure most commonly known as crown lengthening.
Crown lengthening involves the removal of excess gum and bone tissue. By contouring and reshaping, Dr. Kashfian, Chatsworth crown lengthening dentist, will reveal more of a patient’s natural tooth structure. This procedure can be performed on a single tooth or multiple teeth to enhance a smile.
Dr. Kashfian also utilizes the crown lengthening procedure for cosmetic and restorative purposes. Severely decayed teeth, teeth with insufficient structure, and teeth that have fractured below the gum line may benefit from crown lengthening. This procedure allows for adjustments of gum and bone levels so that sufficient tooth structure is present for a restoration such as a dental crown or bridge.
Contact Dr. Kashfian to learn more about this treatment and how it can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.