Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Excess gum tissue can make your smile look unbalanced or unhealthy, causing you to feel self-conscious

Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. provides crown lengthening, which involves using a soft tissue diode laser to gently remove excess gum tissue and transform your smile

Why should you consider crown lengthening? 

Advanced Treatment

& Unparalleled Results

How does crown lengthening work?

Illustration of laser gum contouring

Is crown lengthening worthwhile? 

Dr. Jose Valenzuela

Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr.

Dr. Valenzuela is committed to providing advanced dental treatment at affordable prices. He is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Schedule an appointment online today or call our office at (866) 471-3548 to learn more about our services.

How does crown lengthening work?

illustration of before and after crown lengthening
Crown lengthening can elongate your teeth for a more proportional appearance.

Am I a Candidate?

Crown lengthening can improve both function and aesthetics, depending on your specific case. You may be a candidate for crown lengthening if you:

  • Have excess gum tissue, resulting in a “gummy smile”
  • Have an uneven gum line due to asymmetry
  • Need a restoration such as a crown or veneer but do not have enough visible tooth structure to support it

During your visit, we can review your unique dental needs to determine if this treatment is right for you.

Your Treatment Process

At your initial consultation, Dr. Valenzuela can measure the height of your gums and identify the areas that need treatment. With your goals in mind, he can design a personalized treatment plan.

When it comes to patient care, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. and his team are committed to excellence and will do everything they can to ensure your satisfaction.

The Procedure

When it is time for your crown lengthening procedure, our periodontist will first numb your teeth and gums with local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable. Using a dental laser, we can remove excess gum tissue and expertly sculpt your gum line for a more symmetrical appearance. To preserve the structure of your smile, our periodontist will only remove tissue as needed to help you achieve your goals. We can typically complete this minimally-invasive procedure in under one hour.

Recovery

Following your appointment, we recommend over-the-counter pain medication to reduce any discomfort or swelling. You should also eat soft foods for the first few days and refrain from eating hard or crunchy items to protect your gums. Recovery typically lasts one week, and we can provide you with more detailed at-home care instructions to ensure your progress smoothly.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are self-conscious about your smile, crown lengthening can help you achieve an appearance you feel proud of. Many patients achieve dramatic results without the need for veneers or other cosmetic treatments. If you are interested in learning more about crown lengthening, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Valenzuela by contacting us online or calling our office at (866) 223-6147.

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