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What Is Crown Lengthening?

By October 28, 2022October 31st, 2022No Comments

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Cary Family Dental often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Cary Family Dental to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue cover part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our Cary patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a patient needs crown lengthening because of a tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gumline or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that help Raleigh dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a Apex, NC cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the Raleigh area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 919-371-4428. We are conveniently located at 1149 Kildaire Farm Rd in Cary. When you come in, we can show you photos of North Carolina cosmetic dentistry patients who are enjoying their dazzling smiles that were created with the help of the skilled smile artists at Cary Family Dental.


Contact Cary Family Dental:


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915 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina


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