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Belgrave Dental Clinic

Dr. Máirtín Brennan

B Dent Sc.(Dub. U.), MSD (Indiana U., USA)

Restorative, Implant and Laser Dentistry

Tel: 01 496 7661

 
 
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Gun Contouring - Crown Lengthening

Gun Contouring - Crown Lengthening is a procedure whereby gum tissue and bone are removed to expose more of your natural tooth. This can be done to a single tooth or several teeth to create a more even gum line.

Both Laser and Piezo technology can be used for these procedures.

A clinical assessment by the dentist will reveal whether Gun Contouring - Crown Lengthening alone is sufficient to improve the overall appearance. This is called Aesthetic Crown Lengthening.

Sometimes after you have removed sufficient gum and underlying bone to create a bigger tooth two things may happen:

  • Exposure of the root surface of the tooth
  • Spaces will open up in the gum because of gum shrinkage

These are very sensitive areas of the mouth and in such cases it is then necessary to place Veneers / Crowns on the teeth both to eliminate sensitivity and to close the spaces in the gum and improve the overall aesthetics.


 

Case 1

Description of Treatment: This case is an example of Aesthetic Crown Lengthening where no veneers were required afterwards.


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  Before Gum Contouring – Crown Lengthening
  Before Gum Contouring – Crown Lengthening
  After Gum Contouring – Crown Lengthening
  After Gum Contouring – Crown Lengthening

Patient Testimonial: I initially had undergone orthodontic treatment to improve the position of my teeth. I had always felt that I showed too much gum in my smile and I was referred by my own dentist to Dr. Brennan. He transformed my 'gummy smile' into something much more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. His pleasant demeanor and caring nature instantly put me at ease. I am delighted with the results and would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Brennan to both family and friends.

M. Reynolds


 

Case 2

Description of Treatment: This is an example where Gum Contouring - Crown Lengthening was combined with Restorative Dentistry to improve the overall appearance of the smile.


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  Before Gum Contouring – Crown Lengthening After Gum Contouring – Crown Lengthening
  Before Gum Contouring – Crown Lengthening After Gum Contouring – Crown Lengthening
  Close-up view of patient before treatment Close-up view of patient after treatment
  Close-up view of patient before treatment Close-up view of patient after treatment

 

 

Gun Contouring - Crown Lengthening

Case 1
Case 2

Treatment Photos Menu

Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
Dental Implants
Composite Dentistry - White Fillings
Gun Contouring - Crown Lengthening
Tooth Whitening
The Teenage Patient
Treatment After Orthodontics
Bridgework
Maryland Bridges
Treatment of Tooth Wear
Laser Dentistry
Smile Design
Fillings
Bone and Sinus Grafting
Dentures
Dentures Supported by Dental Implants
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A Combination of Porcelain and Composite