Crown Lengthening is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line. Gum lifts involve reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bone to create the appearance of longer or symmetrical teeth, resulting in a more aesthetic smile.
Periodontitis is when the tissue and bone around the gum pockets (spaces between your tooth and gum tissue) begin to pull away from the tooth and there is loss of the bone and supporting structures. The more tissue and bone that is lost, the deeper the pockets and the looser the teeth become. This eventually leads to tooth loss. Healthy gum pockets measure 1-3 millimeters and do not bleed. Gum pockets that measure 4 millimeters or more are indicators of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can be treated and managed with periodontal therapy and reduction of risk factors.