Gummy Smile Gone

added on: August 24, 2020



What was your experience like getting crown lengthening at Stanley Dentistry?

“I ended up coming to Stanley Dentistry because it [her gummy smile] was something I always wanted to fix when I was younger. So, I did some research online and I came to the conclusion that this was where I wanted to go to. My experience when I came in — everyone was super friendly and then I was pretty nervous about the whole procedure, but everyone made me feel very comfortable. Overall, it was a pretty good experience.

The healing process, as far as pain, I didn’t really have any. It took a few days for the swelling to go down, but other than that it was pretty minimal. The results were immediate. After they finished, they let me look at them and I could already tell a difference.

I have found everyone who works here to be helpful because I was super nervous before getting the procedure. But everyone made me comfortable and made sure that the procedure was comfortable so it was a lot of help. I would recommend this practice for anyone looking for a dental office because everyone is so helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend it.”

What is crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening is one of the many different surgical procedures we offer at the office. It’s a cosmetic procedure that helps correct “gummy” smiles — or smiles that show a large percentage of the gums. People who have gummy smiles often think they have “small” teeth but in reality, their gums are just covering a majority of their teeth. Crown lengthening is a procedure that exposes those hidden teeth while also changing the shape and angle of the bone beneath the gums to ensure the gums cannot grow back over the teeth. After the procedure, patients are able to immediately see the results. Within a few weeks, the gums will heal and you’ll be left with a beautiful smile!

Is crown lengthening painful?

We use various sedation methods for crown lengthening cases so the experience can be 100% pain-free. You can learn more about sedation dentistry here.

Is crown lengthening right for me?

Wondering if crown lengthening is what you’ve been looking for? Come in for a complimentary consultation or set up a virtual consultation here. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bobbi Stanley, and our dental surgeon, Dr. Robert Stanley, will take a look at your smile and let you know if you’re a good candidate and how much it will cost. We’ll see you soon!