Gum tissue reduction (crown lengthening) can create a more pleasant looking smile and enhances facial beauty. We remove excess tissue that may be interfering with chewing and normal dental function.
The process of reshaping the gum (gingival tissue) around your teeth is a minimally invasive procedure. Excessive gingival tissue is removed and results in healthy, natural-looking gums.
The procedure is typically performed in a single visit.
Gum reduction procedures include:
- Frenectomy - The clipping of muscle attachments that interfere with speech and/or causes excessive soft tissue loss around teeth. In orthodontics, a Frenectomy is used to help close excessive space between teeth.
- Gingivoplasty - The removal of swollen tissues or excess tissue that is caused by systemic disease, medication, or poor oral hygiene.
- Hemangioma and Fibroma - Removals removals of soft tissue growths. This procedure is used to remove growths and excess tissue that may be an aesthetic or functional problem.
- Gingivectomy - Reshaping and removing gum tissue to gain access to decay or periodontal therapy. For aesthetics, soft tissue reshaping may be done to form proper shapes for gum and teeth restorations.