You’ve got two rows of beautiful, healthy teeth, but you’re still not satisfied with your smile. The truth is, teeth only play one part in a beautiful smile. The tooth-to-gum ratio is also a major factor. If your gums are larger than you’d like, you may not smile much regardless of the condition of your teeth. Dr. Marcus Blue can help by performing a procedure called crown lengthening right here in our Basalt, CO office. After crown lengthening, you’ll enjoy:
During crown lengthening, Dr. Blue removes a portion of your gums to reveal more of the surface of the teeth, making those teeth appear longer and the gums shorter. Soft tissue recontouring is done in conjunction with this procedure; here Dr. Blue preserves the natural curved shape of your gums around the tooth or teeth as he removes the adjacent gum tissue.
and soft tissue recontouring are safe and effective procedures that can create a better balance that’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but that can also improve the overall health of your teeth by enabling deeper cleaning, providing more space for artificial crown placement, or preparing your teeth for orthodontic treatment. Crown lengthening can typically be completed in just one visit.
Sedation can be provided to put you at ease during the crown lengthening procedure. It’s our goal to make you as comfortable as possible when you visit our Basalt, CO office, whether you’re undergoing a procedure or are discussing a potential procedure with Dr. Blue.