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Crown Lengthening - Richmond, VA

Struggling With
A “Gummy” Smile?

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Restore a Balanced Smile

If you’re self-conscious about your smile due to excessive gum showing, Dr. Daniel Yeager and Dr. Victoria Yeager here in Richmond, VA can help. Our personalized crown lengthening services can address small teeth and create a more balanced, aesthetically pleasing smile. With extensive training and experience, we’ll work closely with you to develop a targeted treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your gummy smile. Our comprehensive consultation process ensures that Dr. Victoria Yeager understands your unique smile goals and can provide lasting, effective treatment to renew your confidence and enhance your smile’s overall appearance. Experience beautiful, balanced teeth and renewed confidence with crown lengthening in Richmond, VA.

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What Is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening, also known as tooth lengthening, is a dental procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth’s surface. This is typically done to improve the appearance of a gummy smile or to create more space for a dental crown or filling. During the procedure, Dr. Victoria Yeager will make small incisions in the gum tissue utilizing our state-of-the-art laser to remove and sculpt the tissue and remove any excess, reshaping the gum line to create a more balanced, aesthetically pleasing smile. Crown lengthening can also help address periodontal disease by removing any damaged tissue and allowing for better access to the tooth’s surface for cleaning and maintenance. Our crown extension treatment is typically performed under local anesthesia and can be completed in a single visit. It’s possible to experience minor swelling and discomfort, but these symptoms typically subside within a few days after treatment.

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Benefits Beyond Showing Off Your Pearly Whites

Our crown lengthening treatments offer both esthetic and functional benefits, improving not just your self-confidence but also your overall oral health. By reducing gum tissue and, when necessary, shaving down bone, we can raise more of the tooth above the gum line. Although patients may initially seek crown lengthening for cosmetic reasons, this procedure has additional benefits. Excessive gum tissue can harbor harmful bacteria, leading to tooth decay and infection. At our Richmond, VA office, Dr. Victoria Yeager has the expertise to assess the underlying cause of your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses both functional and esthetic aspects of your smile. Planning is key to ensuring that your outcomes meet your expectations. Our goal is to promote and maintain your optimal oral health while providing you with the smile you’ve always wanted.

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How Much Do Crowns and Bridges Cost

To begin your crown lengthening treatment, Dr. Victoria Yeager will meticulously map out the natural height of each tooth and arch of the gum, ensuring that your results match your smile’s esthetics. With the use of advanced technology and considerable skill, Dr. Victoria Yeager will design a treatment plan that achieves a stunningly balanced smile with the appropriate tooth-to-gum ratio. The next step is surgery, where you will be comfortably sedated here in our Richmond, VA office while Dr. Victoria Yeager gently removes the planned amount of tissue. Although the physical procedure typically takes an hour, the length of your entire treatment process from start to finish can take up to three months, depending on your treatment plan. After surgery, you may experience minor swelling and discomfort with varying healing times, but the esthetic results of your surgery will be noticeable shortly after. At our Richmond, VA practice, we offer financing options to help make the cost of crown lengthening affordable so you can enjoy your new, attractive smile at the right price!