Esthetic Crown Lengthening

The goal of esthetic crown lengthening is to re-shape the gums so that your smile is more balanced, pleasing and esthetic.

Sometimes all that is needed is to remove some of the excess tissue which is covering up your natural tooth. Other times, in addition to removing the excess tissue, the bone needs to be re-shaped. The gum tissue will always rebound 3mm away from the bone level. It is this 3mm which forms a tight biologic seal around the tooth to prevent bacteria from getting down into the pockets and causing them to become infected. That is why simply removing the tissue in some patients will never work.

If you are going to be doing some esthetic dental work with your general dentist (crowns, veneers) they may want our office to set the stage for their restorations. You will need to wait at least 6 weeks after the esthetic crown lengthening before you return to your general dentist. We want to make sure your tissue levels are stable for a long term esthetic result.

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PATIENT REVIEWS

Robert A.
Jun 29, 2014

 

Dr. Engen and staff were excellent. Very efficient and told me exactly what to expect.

Pam L. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

Due to the severity of my dental needs, my regular dentist referred me to Dr. Engen’s office. Being referred to a periodontal specialist is not something I would wish upon anyone, and it was difficult going to another dentist. However, from the minute I entered their office I was greeted by professional, friendly staff members who acknowledged me with a warm smile and a pleasant, cheerful welcome. The doctors and hygienists demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical competency by effectively communicating the options available to address my dental needs. Each and every staff member I encountered, from the receptionist, to the doctors are extremely dedicated to creating a long term relationship with each one of their patients, including taking the time to educate each patient about oral hygiene. The staff at your office works harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively as a team to make your time with them as productive as possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking resolution to any dental issues and be assured you will be pleasantly surprised with your time with them.