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At JB Dental Associates, we use crown lengthening to shape the gums in order the adjust the amount of tooth that is exposed. This can be completed in just one visit. If you have any questions about crown lengthening in Sterling, Virginia, contact us today at 571-366-3830. We would love to get you scheduled for a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Joyce Bahng.

One gum treatment that has both practical and cosmetic benefits is crown lengthening. If you have what’s commonly referred to as a “gummy smile,” where your teeth look shorter due to excessive gum tissue, we might recommend this procedure. A gummy smile often results from too much gum tissue covering teeth of normal length and shape. Our dentist may suggest crown lengthening to address this issue and give you a more attractive smile. During this treatment, we remove a small amount of gum tissue, exposing more of the tooth structure and enhancing the appearance of your smile. Usually, this just necessitates a single trip to our office.

Crown lengthening can also be recommended for a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure. Our dentist may utilize crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth, enabling the installation of the appropriate restoration if a tooth is damaged below or very near the gum line or if there is insufficient tooth structure for a restoration like a crown or bridge.

For additional information regarding the benefits and applications of crown lengthening, please contact our office right now.