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A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing your smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen your crowns. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of your teeth and reducing the pockets gum disease can cause.

Gum shaping is a process used to help gums appear more regular. It is often used to treat encroaching gums, sometimes referred to as a “gummy” smile. If the gums are too high, teeth look shorter than they are. This is why the treatment is often called crown lengthening because the teeth appear longer after the procedure. Whatever you call the treatment or its impetus, gum shaping can help improve your smile.

Another reason to have your crowns lengthened is if you have advanced gingivitis. Gum infection can enter the space between the teeth and gums, and create deeper pockets. This can even cause the bone to recede. Contouring your gums removes these pockets to prevent this.

Dr. Danielle Kelner is ready to help you in whatever way he can to improve your smile in Clark, New Jersey. If your teeth are covered too much by your gums or you have gum disease, call 732-587-6740 today! Our great team at Kelner Periodontics LLC look forward to assisting you!