Esthetic and Functional Crown
Lengthening - Seattle, WA

Turning Gummy Smiles into Happy Smiles

Crown Lengthening Creates Harmony

Healthy, white and neatly arranged teeth are a key element of a great smile. Another equally important aspect to a smile that’s not often acknowledged: the gums. The most harmonious smiles feature healthy gums in proper proportions to the teeth they protect. Healthy gums alone are not enough. It’s how they complement the teeth that determines a great smile. If you feel that your gums are too prominent when you smile or laugh, we can provide an effective solution for your “gummy smile” here at LeCuyer & Amato Dentistry. With decades of combined experience, extensive training, and a demonstrated flair for cosmetic dentistry, our team will give you the balanced, beautiful smile you desire.

The Crown Lengthening Procedure

Esthetic crown lengthening is a proven dental procedure for a gummy smile or asymmetrical smile. Crown lengthening will make your gums look shorter and your teeth longer. Functional crown lengthening will allow your dentist to save a severely broken down tooth. Sometimes a tooth is severely broken down due to decay or trauma. Instead of extracting such a tooth, functional crown lengthening can be performed. This procedure exposes healthy tooth which allows your dentist to place the crown. Our skilled periodontist meticulously recontours the gum and bone around the tooth. While doing this, our periodontist takes great care to be as conservative as possible. Whether your goal is esthetic crown lengthening for a gummy smile or functional crown lengthening to improve your health, our outstanding team can provide this service in our Seattle, WA office!

What to Expect from Your New Gumline

Unlike some dental treatments, gum lengthening provides results you can literally see right away. And that’s just the beginning. You can also experience:

  • A more balanced smile
  • A desirable tooth-to-gum ratio
  • Greater confidence
  • Less social discomfort
  • Reduced risk of tooth decay and disease

Too much gum tissue? Smile—we have a simple fix for that!

Talk to our dentists about crown lengthening today!