When it comes to warmly welcoming someone, or simply saying hello, a smile is the first thing to greet someone. A smile is a way to initiate your personality through nonverbal cues. Unfortunately, a lot of people are embarrassed by their smiles. Not feeling confident in your smile can affect not only your confidence but the way someone reads your body language.
One of the common reasons why someone may not be confident in their smile is because that smile is ‘gummy,’ or looks like it has too few teeth because it actually has too much gum tissue visible. If you find yourself feeling insecure about your smile, your periodontist can help you improve the appearance of the teeth. Esthetic crown lengthening may be your perfect option.
Esthetic crown lengthening is where your periodontist removes some of the soft tissue in your smile to expose more of the tooth surface. When you undergo a crown lengthening procedure, your teeth will appear longer, creating the smile you desire.
Crown lengthening, however, is not just a solution to improve the look of smiles. Often, doctors turn to this procedure in the case of damaged teeth that are unable to be restored by dental crowns. In this case, the gum line can be adjusted to make what is left of the tooth appear to be a natural size and shape. A crown can then be applied to the revealed tooth, returning your teeth to full functionality.
There are many benefits that apply to the esthetic crown lengthening procedure. From restoring one’s gummy smile to boosting confidence all the way to fixing damaged teeth, this procedure is available for many patients. If you are ready to achieve your perfect smile and gain confidence, contacting your periodontist is the perfect first step. Chattanooga Periodontics & Dental Implants, P.C. will aid you through the crown lengthening process and discuss the details of your specific treatment plan.