Periodontal plastic surgery or bone-resective surgery techniques are also performed for aesthetic purposes.
There are procedures to improve the so-called "gummy smile" or gingival smile when the teeth appear too short.
The teeth may be of a natural length but covered by gingiva or even bone. To improve the appearance of these patients, aesthetic crown lengthening can be performed. During this surgery excess gingiva and bone tissue are reshaped and harmonized to expose the natural length of the teeth.
This surgery can extend from a tooth to the entire dental arch in order to completely change the aesthetics of the smile and facial physiognomy.
What are the benefits of "clinical crown lengthening"?
Improves the aesthetics and health of the smile but also allows the prosthetic reconstruction of the dental elements. It therefore increases comfort in smiling, eating and speaking, in a single word improve the patient's social and relational life.