What is crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a simple treatment at Lake City Way Dental Center used to reshape your gumline in order to expose more of your tooth. It can be used for both functional and cosmetic reasons. Together, we will determine how crown lengthening can benefit your smile. We may suggest crown lengthening to:

  • Remove excess gum tissue to improve a “gummy” smile
  • Expose the tooth so we can properly fit a crown or bridge onto it
  • Repair breaks or chips that occur at or below the gumline

How is crown lengthening done?

Crown lengthening in Seattle, Washington can typically be completed in just one visit to our dental office. With the use of our advanced soft-tissue lasers, we will gently vaporize any unnecessary gum tissue away. Using lasers allows us to minimize bleeding and discomfort. Once completed, your gumline is sanitized and sealed together. Our team provides you with comprehensive instructions on how to take care of your smile at home and to guide you through the healing process. We would love to share the benefits of crown lengthening with you and invite you to call or visit our practiced dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, today. We hope to meet all of your family’s dental needs.