Do you see an excessive amount of your gums when you smile? Often called a “gummy smile,” too much gum tissue over your teeth can impact both the aesthetic look of your smile and the overall health of your mouth. Our team at Western Pennsylvania & Ohio Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers gentle and effective treatment for gummy smiles in the form of laser crown lengthening treatments. Crown lengthening is the removal of the excess gum tissue that covers the crown of the tooth, with the end result of a more balanced and healthier gumline. With our commitment to advanced technology, we offer crown lengthening with our BIOLASE® dental laser for a more gentle, precise and quicker treatment.
When performing a crown lengthening treatment, we will gently remove the excess tissue that is covering the crown of your tooth, but we will never go too far. Your gums protect the roots of your teeth from damage or decay, so we will be sure to create a healthy balance of gum-to-tooth ratio. This is made easy with our dental laser that uses gentle laser light to carefully remove the tissue without the need for scalpels or sutures. Most people are even able to receive their care without sedation because of how gentle the laser light can be.
Our oral surgeons have over two decades of combined experience offering patients gentle and effective crown lengthening treatments. This is a simple procedure with the results of our laser crown lengthening being virtually immediate. Most patients can go about their normal day and activities right afterward. Once your smile is in its most healthy and balanced state, you’ll find it easier to keep your mouth clean and feel more confident in your smile.
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