Light Lies the Crown
They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul, but it’s your smile that invites people in and makes the first impression. The team at Northland Dental Medicine wants to help you put your best foot forward. Long gone are the days where you have to live with an unsatisfactory smile. Advances in dentistry have developed a number of cosmetic options, all readily available to you, and at a price you can afford. If your problem lies in an uneven gum line or a gummy smile, the cosmetic “gum lift” offered by the oral surgeons at Northland Dental Medicine may be for you. This cosmetic dental surgery reconstructs the gum line so that it is even and the amount of tooth and gum exposed are in correct proportion. Any excess gum is removed, exposing more of (or lengthening) the tooth crown.
Healthy Smiles are Happy Smiles
Crown lengthening can serve more than just a cosmetic purpose, though. Northland Dental Medicine and its team are dedicated to saving teeth, just as all doctors are. Rather than pulling a tooth, the doctor may advise root canal therapy and/or crown a tooth. Sometimes, though, a tooth has decayed so badly that restoration is impossible without crown lengthening. When there is not enough tooth structure left to attach a crown, restructuring the gum line becomes necessary. Even if a tooth has been broken below the gum line, crown lengthening can remove enough gum to expose a viable portion of tooth, providing additional healthy tooth structure to work with.
Whether you are in need of a cosmetic crown lengthening or if your focus is more on functionality, trust one of Pittsburgh’s best oral surgery centers to help you on your journey – call Northland Dental Medicine to set up an appointment, and start discussing your options today.
“Amazing job with quite a difficult task - a dental implant on the most fragile spot... performed to absolute Perfection - All in One Day surgery... It was followed by very professional, high-tech equipped treatments by the most knowledgeable and friendly office staff after the surgery. Thank you So Much, Dr. Corsello and the Team!” Lana K.