Our office specializes
in periodontal procedures which serve as the foundation for beautiful and
long-lasting restorative procedures.
In many cases of dental
decay, tooth fracture, or even in instances where an individual has "short"
teeth, a crown lengthening procedure will allow your restorative dentist to
properly construct an esthetic and functional crown, bridge, or restoration.
Crown lengthening is a
simple surgical procedure in which Dr. Herman adjusts the position of the gum around the affected tooth, thereby providing
a more solid tooth on which to anchor the restoration of choice. A functional
crown lengthening will help you regain a beautiful smile and allow you to
eat and speak with comfort and confidence.
A purely esthetic crown
lengthening procedure to correct a "gummy" smile is often referred
to as Gum Contouring.