849 Quince Orchard Blvd. Suite E, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-527-2725
Crown Lengthening

At Quince Orchard Dental Specialists, we believe that a healthy mouth translates to a healthy life. Our practice centers around the provision of high quality, professional and personalized dental services from our friendly, competent dentists. Whether you’re a child, teenager or an adult, you need strong, healthy teeth to chew your food, speak and smile. We are here to take care of your best feature, your teeth, whether natural or synthetic.

Periodontics is the branch of our dental practice that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of problems that affect the gums and other supporting tissues of the teeth, and the placement of dental implants. Our qualified and experienced periodontist and support staff are here to help you transform your smile. One of the methods that we use to get you the healthy mouth you deserve is crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening is a common surgical procedure used to reshape excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth, enabling you to show your natural, broad smile. Our dentist removes gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth. Crown lengthening is done when a tooth needs to be fixed but not enough of the tooth sticks out above the gum to support a filling or crown. This can happen when a tooth breaks off at the gum line. It can also happen when a crown or filling falls out of a tooth and there is decay underneath.

Crown lengthening is done using local anesthesia. The length of time the procedure will take depends on the number of teeth being treated. Even if only one tooth is involved, crown lengthening typically includes neighboring teeth, too. That allows the tissues to be reshaped gradually.

Some people have a lot of gum tissue around their upper teeth. This is sometimes referred to as a "gummy smile." This can also be treated with crown lengthening.

The aim of our periodontic practice is to optimize the health and function of not just your teeth but the area surrounding your teeth, i.e. your jaw and gums. Our periodontist and our highly trained dental team are dedicated to ensuring that you have the best periodontal care in the most comfortable setting. Through the use of advanced and appropriate dental technology, we guarantee the highest level of periodontal treatment and diagnostics, to produce the finest, most stable results. We encourage you to come in to our office to find out how we can help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

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