Crown Lengthening

At Stubbs Family Dentistry, we provide a personalized approach to restorative dentistry. We want to make sure you receive care that is customized for you, and we take time to get to know you personally! That allows us to conduct treatments like crown lengthening with precision. The crown lengthening procedure can prepare your smile for a restoration, or even improve the beauty of your gum line!

When Your Smile Needs Crown Lengthening

In brief, this is a periodontal surgery that enables our team to remove excess tissues to reshape the gum line and prepare your smile for restorative treatment. For example, we can remove excess tissues to correct gummy smiles in which you display too much tissue when you smile. We can make room for dental crown placement, and uncover more tooth structure to make daily oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, more effective.

The Surgical Process

The crown lengthening procedure can be completed in a single visit. Our team will plan the procedure in detail with advanced imagery, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. We then administer dental sedation to help you remain calm and comfortable throughout the periodontal treatment. We then gently trim and adjust the gum lines. When the procedure is over, a friend or family member can bring you home, and we will provide detailed aftercare instructions. Be sure to take prescribed medications and use a cold compress to control swelling!

Schedule a Consultation for Crown Lengthening

We’re ready to prepare your tooth for receiving a restoration, and to improve smile beauty at the same time. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online form, or call our office in West Allis, WI, at 414-541-8250. We proudly serve the residents of West Allis, Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and all Western Milwaukee communities.