Tooth Elongation

Tooth Elongation

Tooth elongation is also know as crown lengthening. It is also sometimes referred to as a "gum lift". Teeth can need elongation for different reasons. Many times your dentist will recommend crown lengthening of a single tooth when a filling or crown is needed and the tooth is too short to hold it properly. The case below demonstrates a patient who desired to show more tooth when smiling. A gum lift is performed, followed by new restorations that dramatically change the patients appearance.

tooth elongation before tooth elongation after

You can read more about crown elongation on the AAP website.

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