At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we perform cosmetic and restorative crown lengthening for patients in the La Jolla, Solano Beach and Del Mar area. Many La Jolla 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 Claremont 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 a decayed tooth, we can use crown lengthening to make additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work. We will sometimes use it to treat periodontal disease as well.
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