Crown Lengthening to Fix a Gummy Smile
Not everyone is blessed with a perfect smile. If you have always been unsatisfied with the way your smile looks, and think that the ratio of gum and teeth that shows when you smile could use some improvement, crown lengthening is a procedure you should look into.
Are Your Gums Aging You?
It’s not just lines and wrinkles that make you look older, and you wouldn’t normally think gums can age you, but they totally can! A gummy smile can occur with the aging process, so when there is excessive tissue on your top gums, it makes your teeth look short and worn down – typically seen in older people. It can also make you lips appear thinner, another sign of aging. Removing as little as one to two millimeters of tissue so that more teeth show than gum, makes a big difference, making one’s smile look more youthful.