Functional Crown Lengthening:
A surgical procedure that recontours the gum tissue and underlying bone so that an adequate amount of healthy tooth is exposed. This treatment is recommended when you break a tooth below the gumline, if the tooth is badly decayed, or if a restoration requires a greater amount of tooth structures to be exposed for proper support.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening:
This procedure is done to treat and correct a "gummy smile" by removing excess gum tissue and possibly some bone to expose more of the crown & sculpt the gum line. A common procedure to produce a more symmetrical "Prettier" smile. Drs. Hoover, Covin & Molleti can help transform your smile and help improve your overall dental health.
These procedures can be preformed comfortably in our office. To make your treatment more pleasant we can provide local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation medication (prescribed before treatment).