What are the main indications for crown lengthening?

Dr. Gordon Christensen says you must do something about that ugly smile. Should you use a scalpel, a bur, a laser, electrosurgery? All of the above? Maybe. Few dentists are doing the surgical kind of crown lengthening and that’s OK. First, let’s talk about why you should do crown lengthening and then decide how to proceed.

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Dr. Gordon Christensen answers questions from readers and offers his answers based on research, dentists' opinions worldwide, and personal observation.


In this video, Dr. Christensen says you must do something about that ugly smile. Should you use a scalpel, a bur, a laser, electrosurgery? All of the above? Maybe. Few dentists are doing the surgical kind of crown lengthening and that’s OK. First, let’s talk about why you should do crown lengthening and then decide how to proceed.

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