A “gummy smile” or uneven gum line can cause your smile to appear compromised and insecurities about your appearance. A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky, or it might look like the gums come down over your teeth too far. We never want our patients to hold back on their conversations and intimate moments because of their smile. To correct an irregular gum line, we can provide crown lengthening at PHI Clinic Malaysia.
How does it work?
Crown lengthening is a gum treatment that has both functional and aesthetic purposes. In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. To correct this problem and give you a smile you can show off with pride, our dentist may suggest crown lengthening. During this treatment, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. This usually requires just one visit to our office.
We may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental treatment possible. If the tooth is broken below or very close to the gum line, or if insufficient tooth structure is left for a restoration, our dentist may use crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth so a restoration like a crown or bridge can be placed.