At Kernagis Dental Excellence, we perform cosmetic and restorative crown lengthening for patients in the Tampa, Apollo Beach, Lithia and FishHawk area. Many cosmetic dentistry patients with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Our team will remove gum tissue and, in some cases, bone to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.
Wondering what a gummy smile is? It’s a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. Our cosmetic dental patients who have opted for crown lengthening love how their new perfect smile looks and feels. Some of our crown lengthening patients also choose teeth whitening for an extra-dazzling smile!
We don’t use crown lengthening is solely for cosmetic reasons. If you break your tooth at the gum line or if your filling comes off, we can use crown lengthening. This makes additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work. We will sometimes use it to treat periodontal disease as well.
If you are interested in improving your dental health, call us today at Kernagis Dental Excellence in the Tampa, Apollo Beach, Lithia or FishHawk area. We offer a variety of services including cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, as well as dental emergency care.
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