Crown lengthening is a versatile periodontal procedure that can improve both the function and appearance of your smile. Dr. Gregory Davis may suggest crown lengthening for a variety of reasons, both functional and aesthetic, ensuring you receive the most comprehensive care to meet your needs.

If you feel self-conscious about a “gummy smile,” crown lengthening might be the ideal solution for you. A gummy smile occurs when excessive gum tissue makes your teeth appear shorter than they actually are. This can impact your confidence and how you feel about your smile. By carefully removing a small portion of the gum tissue, we can reveal more of your natural tooth structure, enhancing the overall appearance of your smile. This procedure not only improves aesthetics but also helps in achieving a balanced and harmonious smile that you can proudly show off.

Crown lengthening also plays a crucial role in preparing your teeth for restorative or cosmetic treatments. If a tooth is broken near the gumline or has insufficient structure to support a crown or bridge, crown lengthening can provide the necessary access and stability. By exposing more of the tooth, we ensure that your restorative treatment will be successful and long-lasting. This is particularly important for the durability and effectiveness of the restoration, whether it is a crown, bridge or veneer.

The procedure itself is typically completed in a single visit to our office, and we will take care to ensure your comfort during your treatment. Following your appointment, our dentist and team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to promote optimal healing.

To learn more about how crown lengthening in Boise, Idaho, can benefit you, and to set up an appointment with our skilled dentist, we invite you to call State Street Dental today at 208-939-1700. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.