Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening (Tooth Wear)
Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening is used for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and will also improve the aesthetics of your gum line. Crown lengthening adjusts the bone and gum level so more of the tooth is exposed and can be restored in the cases of dental decay and tooth fracture. If your teeth appear short, gum tissue can be removed to expose more of your teeth and improve your smile. This procedure performed at North Raleigh Periodontics is often assisted by our Erbium Chromium YSGG laser.  It feels like pressure on the gums, takes one hour to complete and generally is healed well enough to eat after 10 days.


Crown lengthening involves reshaping the gum and bone tissue to expose more of the tooth.

Care and Maintenance

To maintain this condition, your dentist will recommend an oral hygiene program.