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Crown Lengthening at Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre

Young man with beard and moustacheIdeally, your gums should frame your teeth and when you smile or talk only a small amount of gum should be visible. If too much gum is showing, then crown lengthening could help you.

What Is Crown Lengthening?

If your smile does look too gummy, it’s entirely possible that your teeth are actually the correct size and shape but are simply covered up with excess tissue. Crown lengthening removes the excess tissue, exposing the right amount of natural tooth, creating a more attractive smile. Sometimes this treatment is required if you need crowns or veneers and where exposing more of your tooth ensures a more pleasing aesthetic outcome.

What Is the Procedure for Crown Lengthening?

Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre has an advanced soft tissue dental laser for use in crown lengthening treatments. Instead of using a scalpel to cut away excess tissue, our dental laser will precisely remove excess gum tissue, carefully reshaping your gums to enhance your smile. The energy from the dental laser automatically seals any small blood vessels, so there is no need for stitches, and healing is faster and more comfortable. Laser dentistry provides a far more pleasant and less invasive treatment compared to traditional crown lengthening procedures and only requires minimal anaesthesia.


Dental Crown Lengthening Blockhouse Bay, Lynfield, West Auckland, Titirangi, Green Bay, New Lynn | 09 627 9970