Dr. Amogh Bhalerao and Dr. Gayatri Jadhav may recommend crown lengthening to improve the health and appearance of your gums. This treatment is typically provided for individuals with uneven or bulky gums, and may be provided for health or for aesthetic reasons. To schedule an appointment with our skilled dentists and learn more about crown lengthening in San Antonio, Texas, call Smiles R Us at 210-694-4999.

Crown lengthening serves as a dual-purpose gum treatment, addressing both functional and aesthetic concerns. When a patient experiences a “gummy smile,” it means the teeth may appear unusually short due to excessive gum tissue. In many cases, this occurs when the gum tissue covers teeth that are, in fact, of normal length and shape. To remedy this issue and provide you with a smile you can confidently showcase, our experienced dental professionals may recommend crown lengthening. By gently removing a small amount of gum tissue, more of the underlying tooth structure is revealed, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The procedure typically involves a single visit to our office, making it convenient for patients.

Beyond cosmetic enhancements, crown lengthening also plays a crucial role in making restorative or cosmetic dental treatments possible. When a tooth is broken below or very close to the gumline, or when there’s insufficient tooth structure remaining for a restoration, our skilled dentists and team may utilize crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth’s surface. This exposure allows for the proper placement of restorations like crowns or bridges, ensuring optimal oral health and function.

If you are curious about the applications and advantages of crown lengthening, we encourage you to reach out to our office today. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with more information and help you achieve your desired dental outcomes.