Esthetic Crown Lengthening (Gum Contouring) in Washington D.C. & Alexandria, VA

Esthetic Crown Lengthening (Gum Contouring)

Laser gum depigmentation is a safe, effective way to permanently deal with discolored gums.

For patients who are unhappy with their smile due to a “gummy” appearance, esthetic crown lengthening can provide an answer. This procedure involves removing excess gum tissue and contouring the gums to create a more attractive smile. The procedure can be performed on a single tooth or several teeth.

A More Natural Looking, Healthy Smile

Esthetic crown lengthening procedure is also known as a gum lift. Excess gum tissue is carefully removed to expose more of the tooth surface. In some cases, a tiny amount of bone may also be removed to reshape the area for a smooth, even appearance.

Occasionally, functional crown lengthening may be performed to decrease periodontal pocket depths as part of a gum disease treatment program.

The Esthetic Crown Lengthening Procedure

The procedure takes about an hour and can be performed on a single tooth or on several teeth to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Gum contouring is performed under local anesthetic and may involve removing a small amount of bone tissue.

After Esthetic Crown Lengthening

After the procedure is complete, Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge will clean the area and place a protective bandage over the area. This will help the gums reattach to the teeth during the healing process.

Benefits of Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Periodontal plastic surgery can enhance the beauty and function of a patient’s smiles, providing:

  • A solution for a gummy smile
  • An even, attractive gum line
  • Smoother, perfectly contoured gums
  • Increased self-esteem and self-confidence

Esthetic gum contouring is the perfect solution for gummy smiles or uneven gum lines. Contact us for an appointment at our Washington D.C. or Alexandria, VA offices.

Dr. Justin Zalewsky, Dr. Michael Hoge, and the Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry team offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. area, including residents seeking a periodontist in Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Springfield. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge, or request your appointment online.