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