Dental veneers can restore the healthy, attractive appearance of teeth. Veneers can also protect teeth so they do not become damaged. In some cases, though, dentists recommend crown lengthening before placing veneers over the teeth.
What Is Crown Lengthening- And Why Is It Useful?
When your teeth appear to be too small, or if your smile appears “gummy,” these are issues that can easily be corrected. Crown lengthening contours or removes excess gum tissue so more of the natural tooth structure is exposed. Some of the bone may need to be reshaped during this procedure.
Crown lengthening eliminates the “gummy” appearance, and results in better proportions for your teeth. The new, improved aesthetic crowns can be your first step toward a nicer smile.
After the crown lengthening procedure, your teeth will be prepared for cosmetic veneers. The veneers will be designed specially for you, and will be permanently attached to your teeth.
While crown lengthening is important for aesthetic reasons, it can also benefit your oral health. Any decay that is present in the teeth will be removed, so the final result is healthier teeth.
Ask Your Periodontist If Restorative Dentistry Is Right For You
It is understandable if you are not happy with your smile. Even if your teeth are perfectly healthy, minor imperfections can affect your confidence.
A bright, confident smile can be yours when you have these restorative dentistry procedures. They are not complicated, and produce very little discomfort. When you think of the personal and oral health benefits, you will know it is time to call your periodontal specialist for an appointment.
With modern dentistry, no one needs to settle for a less-than-perfect smile and the confidence you can have in your everyday life. If you are not proud of your smile, crown lengthening and dental veneers can make a difference. Call our office today!