Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
Some patients have short front teeth and a “gummy smile”. After it has been properly diagnosed as to why it is so, aesthetic crown lengthening can be done such that the excess gum and bone can be shaped and sculpted such that the teeth can appear longer and be in harmony with the gums and lips.
Root Coverage Surgery
In these group of patients, they will normally have gums which have receded or shrunk away due to harsh brushing. It can also be due to orthodontic treatment (braces). As such the teeth look longer and can be sensitive too. This surgery technique involves moving the gums back down to its original position and can be thickened with additional connective tissue from the patient’s own palate. This thickening allows the gum to better resist the harsh brushing and hence recession to occur again. Proper oral hygiene techniques have to be taught to the patients undergoing this treatment.