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Gum Contouring/Crown Lengthening – Branford, CT

Create the Perfect Frame for Your Teeth

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Most people do not give much thought to the way their gums look. For some individuals, however, excess or uneven gum tissue can become a source of constant frustration. It can make the teeth look stubby and create what many refer to as a “gummy smile.” At New Haven Dental Group in Branford, we can correct this issue via our gum contouring and crown lengthening services. This page explains how these treatments work. If you are interested in personally speaking to an expert about them, you are always welcome to contact us directly.

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

What Are Gum Contouring and Crown Lengthening?

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The terms “gum contouring” and “crown lengthening” refer to basically the same procedure — that is, they involve trimming the gum tissue with a soft tissue laser. They can result in a much more proportionate smile that is not marred by excess or odd-looking gums. For most patients, the recovery time is fairly quick (a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the person and the extent of the procedure). Gum contouring and crown lengthening may be used as standalone treatments to improve a smile’s aesthetics, or they may be part of a more extensive smile makeover plan.

What Are Gum Contouring and Crown Lengthening Used For?

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While gum contouring and crown lengthening involve the same basic procedure, the two treatments have different objectives. The goal of gum contouring is to make the gum line more even. Crown lengthening aims to cut away extra gum tissue in order to expose more of the tooth, thus making the tooth’s crown appear longer. While gum contouring and crown lengthening are usually purely cosmetic procedures, crown lengthening is occasionally necessary to make room on a tooth for a restorative crown.

Benefits of Gum Contouring and Crown Lengthening

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Some of the outstanding benefits of gum contouring and crown lengthening include:

How Much Do Gum Contouring and Crown Lengthening Cost?

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When you visit us for your consultation, we will provide you with a candid estimate on the cost for your procedure. The price will depend on how much gum tissue we must remove in order to achieve the desired results. While dental insurance does not pay for cosmetic treatments, you may be eligible for affordable financing through CareCredit to help you manage the cost of your gum contouring or crown lengthening. 

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