Perfect smiles created at Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington often require crown lengthening.
Crown lengthening is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening to alter a gummy smile.
A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, it can change your whole face. Patients love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.
Sometimes, a patient needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gumline or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.
One of the technological tools that helps with crown lengthening, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, is digital imaging. When we have a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, we are able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.
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