Types of Crown Lengthening:
There are two types of crown lengthening procedures: esthetic and functional. Esthetic crown lengthening is typically performed on front teeth for a “gummy smile,” where front teeth are covered with too much gum tissue. Functional crown lengthening is typically performed when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration. The edge of that restoration is deep below the gum tissue and typically too close to the bone or below the bone.
Esthetic crown lengthening can be used to expose your naturally beautiful teeth for a more esthetic smile.