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Gum Recontouring & Crown Lengthening – Hamden, CT

Create the Perfect Frame for Your Teeth

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In most cases, the loss of gum tissue is a cause for concern; gum recession is often a sign of gum disease. However, when the removal of gum tissue is an intentional action that your cosmetic dentist takes, it can be a very good thing. With our gum recontouring and crown lengthening procedures, we can trim the gums in a way that reveals a better-proportioned, more attractive smile. On this page, learn more about these procedures and how you may be able to benefit from them.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for Gum Recontouring and Crown Lengthening?

Who Is a Good Candidate for Gum Recontouring & Crown Lengthening? 

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You may be a good candidate for gum recontouring or crown lengthening if:

During your cosmetic consultation, we will talk to you about your goals for treatment. After we examine your mouth, we will let you know if gum recontouring or crown lengthening would be suitable for you.

How Does Gum Recontouring & Crown Lengthening Work? 

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Gum recontouring and crown lengthening are essentially the same procedure, but they have different goals. Gum recontouring trims the gums in a way that creates a more even gum line. It can correct asymmetry and help to free you of what is commonly referred to as a “gummy smile.” Crown lengthening removes a small amount of gum tissue in order to expose more of the teeth’s natural structure. This is often done to make room on the teeth for veneers or crowns.

During the gum recontouring or crown lengthening procedure, we use a soft tissue laser to gently remove unnecessary gum tissue. Depending on the extent of your treatment, your appointment should be fairly short (perhaps an hour or so). Local anesthesia will make sure you are comfortable.

Benefits of Gum Recontouring and Crown Lengthening

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Some benefits of gum recontouring and crown lengthening include:

How Much Do Gum Recontouring and Crown Lengthening Cost?

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The cost of your procedure will depend on how extensive it is. For example, reshaping the gums near one tooth will cost less than doing the same thing for several teeth. Before you commit to the treatment, we will be sure to give you a candid estimate for its price. If your crown lengthening or gum recontouring is purely for cosmetic purposes, your insurance is unlikely to cover it. However, most patients qualify for low-interest financing through CareCredit.

Would you like to learn more about gum recontouring and crown lengthening? Contact us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

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