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Crown Lengthening

Excess gum tissue can impact your eligibility for treating tooth decay with a filling or dental crown.

Crown lengthening from Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico, can restore your candidacy for treatment.

Learn how our dentist, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr., and his team of caring dental professionals can improve your smile with crown lengthening.

What Is
Crown Lengthening?


Crown lengthening is a type of dental work that involves removing gum tissue, and sometimes bone, to reveal more of a tooth's crown–the structure that protrudes above the gumline. This procedure is performed by periodontists and general dentists for cosmetic and restorative purposes. 

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Steven Salcido

June, 2023

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I had an awesome experience. The intake was quick. The staff is very friendly. Dr. Andrea was amazing. She was extremely professional and great at explaining what I needed to get done. For my first visit I got an X-ray and teeth cleaning. The cleaning went well, there was a little discomfort, BUT that was due to the fact that she had to put in a little elbow grease because of my tar build up. So floss regularly!! jajaja.

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Harry O

June, 2023

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Even though my dental issues took months between appointments for healing my next visit with the docs, usually was with someone different than the last visit.  I never felt like there was any sense of starting over. Each team picked up where the last one left off and each visit was professional and positive for me.

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Gum Contouring

Our Los Algodones, Mexico, dental office provides gum contouring to reveal more of each tooth to improve the appearance of a gummy smile. Using the same technology and techniques as a crown lengthening procedure, gum contouring provides patients with:

More Attractive Teeth

By exposing more of your natural teeth, this procedure allows you to enjoy a more even gum line and improves both the symmetry and the natural beauty of your smile.

Increased Self-Confidence

Enjoy a significant boost in your self-esteem following gum contouring. More confidence in the appearance of your smile can benefit your personal and professional life.

Enhances Crown Treatment

For a restoration to be successful, a certain amount of a tooth must be exposed for a proper fit. Gum contouring helps eliminate tooth decay from developing under a restoration.

Is Crown Lengthening Expensive?

The price of crown lengthening at our Los Algodones, Mexico, dental clinic is considerably less than in the United States or Canada. The overall cost depends on how many teeth are receiving treatment.

This quick and safe procedure can be used to improve your dental health by restoring your candidacy for a crown or filling. This allows patients to address a tooth compromised by decay or physical trauma.

It can also be used as a preparatory treatment for patients with a gummy smile who are interested in improving their smiles with veneers.

Dr. Valenzuela

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela 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

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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