My teeth look “short”. What are my options?

Crown lengthening and gum contouring are two simple procedures that can be used to alter the appearance of the smile. Crown lengthening is a dental procedure that involves surgically removing excess gum tissue and bone, allowing more of the tooth to be exposed. This can help reduce a “gummy smile”, in which teeth appear too short due to the excess gum tissue. Gum contouring is another cosmetic dental procedure that reshapes the gum line. This can help to eliminate excess tissue and create a more balanced smile. Both crown lengthening and gum contouring are quick, relatively painless procedures and can help improve the appearance of the smile. However, it is important to work with a qualified cosmetic dentist in order to achieve the best results. With proper care and maintenance, these procedures can add to the beauty of your smile for years to come.

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