Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Crown Lengthening in Madison

Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Crown lengthening is a dental procedure designed to expose more of the tooth’s structure by removing excess gum tissue and, in some cases, bone. This procedure is commonly performed to address issues such as a gummy smile, where excessive gum tissue covers a portion of the tooth surface, or to prepare a tooth for restorative treatments like dental crowns.

During the procedure, Dr. Martin reshapes the gum tissue and sometimes the underlying bone to reveal more of the tooth’s surface. This not only improves the tooth’s appearance but also provides a better foundation for restorative work. Crown lengthening may also be necessary if a tooth is fractured below the gumline or if there isn’t enough tooth structure above the gumline to support a restoration. The procedure can lead to improved oral health and a more aesthetically pleasing smile…your best smile yet!