Cosmetic crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed to expose more of the tooth. It involves readjusting the gum and bone levels by removing small sections of bone and resewing the gums into a new position to allow more tooth exposure.
This procedure is used in the treatment of what is called gummy smile or in other wards showing too much gum tissue when smiling. It is also performed when the gum height of the front teeth is uneven which can negatively affect the outcome of cosmetic restorative dentistry.
The use of laser in dentistry made the recovery after such procedures faster and less painful.