Crown Lengthening

Sometimes, excessive or uneven gum tissues can cover too much of one or more of your teeth, making them appear too short or uneven. Besides the cosmetic appearance of a gummy smile, excessive gingival tissue can also make it difficult to restore a damaged or infected tooth/teeth. Crown lengthening describes the reshaping of the surrounding bone and gum tissue to expose more of the tooth’s crown, creating a more symmetrical appearance by bringing the gums and jawbone to an even level.

Like gum contouring, crown lengthening is frequently recommended as a cosmetic solution but also offers a number of restorative benefits, particularly for teeth that need restorative attention beneath the gum line. For instance, if a compromised tooth requires a crown restoration, crown lengthening allows your dentist to successfully secure the crown to the compromised tooth by exposing more of its tooth structure, and as a result, preserving your tooth as well as improving your smile.

Crown lengthening can typically be performed during a single visit to your periodontist’s office, and there is usually no need for touchups afterward.

What is the cost of a crown lengthening?

The average cost of crown lengthening is upwards of $1000 per tooth or higher depending on the dentist. But with a general dentist in Doctors Network, the cost is only $250.