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Crown Lengthening in Greenwood

bright smile closeupOur experienced Greenwood Dental Surgery dental team is committed to offering you and your family the range of services you need to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. If you have very short teeth or a “gummy” smile, crown lengthening may be a good approach for you.

What Is It?

Crown lengthening is a procedure that is performed if the visible portion of the tooth is quite short. For example, if your tooth has been damaged and we need to place a crown, there has to be enough of your natural tooth above the gumline in order to be able to glue that crown on. If there’s not enough visible tooth, we will “lengthen” the tooth by pushing the gums higher (or lower, on the bottom teeth) to expose more tooth material so we can place the crown.

This procedure is also often performed on the front upper teeth for patients with a “gummy” smile. We can push the gums up to reduce the amount of gum and show more of the tooth for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

What to Expect

We’ll begin with a consultation and examination to determine how much lengthening needs to happen. In some more complex situations, we will refer to a specialist. In typical cases, we will perform the procedure in our clinic in one visit.

The procedure is done in the dental chair under a local anaesthetic. The healing process takes about six weeks. If we’ll be placing a crown, that will be a separate procedure once your gums have fully healed.

Our Commitment to You

At Greenwood Dental Surgery, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable for all. We offer a variety of payment options to ensure you get the dental care you need: We are a preferred provider with many private health funds and government dental plans, such as CBHS, HCF, Medibank, the Child Dental Benefit Schedule and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. We also have HICAPS on-the-spot claiming available.

Book In Today

Contact us today to schedule.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Crown Lengthening Greenwood, Warwick, Kingsley WA | 08 9447 6416