When it comes to warmly welcoming someone, or simply saying hello, a smile is the first thing to greet someone. Not feeling confident in your smile can affect not only your confidence but the way someone reads your body language. A smile is a way to initiate your personality through nonverbal cues.
Unfortunately, a lot of people are embarrassed by their smile. This tends to a lot of the time be because their smile is known as ‘gummy.’ When a smile is classified as gummy, it is when your teeth have less surface exposed, because of the soft tissue covering them. If you find yourself feeling insecure about your smile, your periodontist can help you improve the appearance of the teeth.
If you go to your dentist looking for a solution, esthetic crown lengthening may be your perfect option.
Esthetic crown lengthening is where your dentist will remove some of the soft tissue in on your smile to expose more of the tooth surface. Going up too far may expose nerve endings and tooth roots, so the perfect balance is important. 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. Your dentist then can go in and apply the crown procedure, so your teeth are back to full functioning and hygienic.
There are many benefits that apply to the esthetic crown lengthen procedure. From restoring one’s gummy smile to boost 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 your confidence, contacting your dentist is the perfect first step. Your dentist and their team will aid you through the process and go over any necessary details for your specific treatment plan.