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What Is Crown Lengthening, and Do You Need It?

Do you consider your smile as being “gummy”? If so, you are likely seeking a way to improve your smile’s appearance so that you feel better about not only your smile but also yourself. Crown lengthening is a treatment performed at Claire Cho DDS in Aliso Viejo, California, which can help with gummy smiles to create the room needed to support a dental restoration like a dental crown or bridge. This corrective procedure provides consistent, effective results and could be just what you are looking for.

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Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening, also called gum recontouring or a gum lift, is a procedure that offers both cosmetic and restorative benefits. A gum lift reshapes your gum line for a more symmetrical appearance while increasing the visible portion of your tooth’s crown (lengthening the crown) and decreasing gum tissue coverage. This procedure is excellent if you have a gummy smile or suffer from gum disease to reduce the size of the gum pockets formed between teeth and gums.

Benefits Of a Crown Lengthening Treatment

If you elect to get a crown lengthening treatment, you could:

  • Improve your smile’s appearance
  • Correct an uneven gum line
  • Lengthen your crown to make your teeth look longer
  • Create an improved, symmetrical smile
  • Boost your self-confidence
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If you have been unhappy with your smile, these are all benefits you can enjoy from a gum lift. You will see and feel a remarkable difference following your treatment.

When Should You Consider a Crown Lengthening?

This treatment is not ideal for everyone or every situation. It may be an excellent option to consider if:

  1. You are looking to have a dental crown placed on a tooth that is short or damaged
  2. You have a gummy smile that you are unhappy or self-conscious about
  3. Your local dentist has recommended it as a course of treatment to improve your dental health

If you are ready to learn more about crown lengthening, schedule a visit with Dr. Cho today by calling (949) 541-2529.

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Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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