What is ‘Crown Lengthening?’

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Dr. Wayne C. Harper sometimes require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Dr. Wayne C. Harper to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our Ocala patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a patient needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gumline or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps Gainesville dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a Marion County cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the Gainesville area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 352-867-7181. We are conveniently located at 1800 SE 17th Street Suite 602 in Ocala. When you come in, we can show you photos of Florida cosmetic dentistry patients who are enjoying their dazzling smiles that were created with the help of the skilled smile artists at Dr. Wayne C. Harper.

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Wayne C. Harper, DDS
Phone: (352) 390-2551
Fax: (352) 867-0439
1800 SE 17th St #602
Ocala, FL 34471
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