David L. Krese, D.D.S.

Practice Limited to Periodontics and Implantology

Periodontal Services

Crown Lengthening 

Crown lengthening is recommended to patients that have a "gummy' smile, meaning that the teeth appear short because they're covered by too much gum tissue.  During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth, and improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile.


Your general dentist may refer you to Dr. Krese in order to make a restorative dental procedure possible.  Perhaps your tooth is decayed, chipped beneath the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a crown or bridge placement.  Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone levels to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored by your general dentist.