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Crown Lengthening treatment in Chaska, MN

Why Crown Lengthening Surgery?

Elevate your everyday experiences and embark on a journey of endless possibilities with your captivating smile.
Improved Dental Health: Reduce the risk of gum disease and decay with easier tooth maintenance.
Savor the Joy of Eating: Relish your favorite foods without any restrictions or worries. Crown lengthening enables efficient chewing, making mealtime a delightful experience.
Revitalize Your Youthful Essence: With a balanced gum-to-tooth ratio, crown lengthening unveils a more youthful and energetic appearance, turning back the hands of time.
Spark Confidence in Relationships: Let your newfound confidence shine through in your personal relationships. Crown lengthening helps you forge deeper connections with others.
Elevate Your Professional Image: Make a lasting impression in your career with a captivating smile. Crown lengthening empowers you to exude professionalism and charisma in every professional setting.
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Gum Restructuring

What Is Crown Lengthening Surgery?

Crown Lengthening Surgery is a dental artistry, sculpting gums and bone to reveal more tooth structure, enhancing aesthetics and ensuring stable foundations for dental work.

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Crown lengthening surgery is a dental procedure designed to expose more of a tooth’s surface by removing excess gum tissue and, if necessary, bone surrounding the tooth. This technique is typically performed for functional or cosmetic reasons. Functionally, it may be necessary if a tooth is severely decayed or fractured below the gumline, making it difficult to place a dental crown.

Cosmetically, crown lengthening can address a “gummy smile” where excessive gum tissue covers a significant portion of the teeth, affecting the smile’s aesthetics. The procedure involves making incisions to access the gum and bone, reshaping as needed, and suturing the area. Proper healing allows for an improved tooth-to-gum ratio, facilitating successful dental restorations or enhancing the overall appearance of the smile.

Gum Tissue Reshaping

Benefits of Crown
Lengthening Surgery

Crown lengthening surgery, also known as a gum lift or gum contouring, is a dental procedure aimed at exposing more of a tooth’s surface by removing excess gum tissue and, in some cases, bone.

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Process of Crown Lengthening Surgery

Crown lengthening surgery is a dental procedure that involves removing gum tissue and, in some cases, bone to expose more of the tooth’s surface. This procedure is often done to prepare a tooth for a dental restoration or to improve the overall appearance of the teeth.


Patient Assessment and Preparation

Evaluate the patient's oral health, medical history, and the reason for crown lengthening.
Take dental X-rays to assess the tooth's structure, bone levels, and surrounding tissues.
Discuss the procedure, expected outcomes, and potential risks with the patient.
Plan the surgery based on the desired amount of tooth exposure and the specific tooth involved.



Administer local anesthesia to numb the surgical area and ensure the patient's comfort throughout the procedure.
Allow time for the anesthesia to take effect before proceeding.


Incision and Tissue Removal

Make incisions in the gum tissue to create access to the tooth's root and underlying bone.
Carefully reflect the gum tissue to expose the tooth's crown and the surrounding bone.
In some cases, remove a small amount of bone to achieve the desired tooth exposure.


Crown Lengthening

Use specialized dental instruments to remove excess gum tissue and reshape the remaining tissue around the tooth.
Ensure that the gumline is uniform and aesthetically pleasing.
If necessary, remove additional bone to achieve the desired crown-to-root ratio.


Hemostasis and Cleaning

Control bleeding by applying pressure, using hemostatic agents, or using specialized techniques.
Thoroughly clean the surgical area to remove any debris, bone fragments, or other contaminants.



Carefully suture the gum tissue back into place around the tooth, ensuring proper wound closure.
Use sutures that will dissolve over time, eliminating the need for suture removal.


Postoperative Care and Instructions

Provide the patient with detailed postoperative care instructions, including pain management, oral hygiene guidelines, and dietary restrictions.
Prescribe any necessary medications, such as pain relievers or antibiotics.


Follow-Up Appointments

Schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process and remove sutures if needed.
Evaluate the success of the surgery and address any concerns the patient may have.

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Crown Lengthening treatment FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our comprehensive Crown Lengthening Treatment FAQs to get answers to common questions about this versatile dental procedure. Learn about its benefits, the procedure itself, recovery process, and more.
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess gum tissue or bone to expose more of the tooth’s surface. It can be performed for functional or aesthetic reasons, such as to create space for a dental crown or to improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile.
You may need crown lengthening if your tooth is decayed or fractured below the gum line, or if you have insufficient tooth structure to support a dental crown. It is also recommended for cosmetic purposes to enhance the appearance of short or disproportionate teeth.
Crown lengthening is usually performed under local anesthesia, ensuring a painless experience during the procedure. You may experience mild discomfort or soreness after the treatment, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and proper post-operative care.
The duration of the crown lengthening procedure varies depending on the number of teeth involved and the complexity of the case. Generally, it can be completed within one to two hours.
The recovery after crown lengthening is typically straightforward. You may experience some swelling and discomfort, but this usually subsides within a few days. Following our dental team’s post-operative instructions is essential for a smooth and comfortable recovery.
In most cases, stitches are used to close the incision sites after crown lengthening. Our dental team will discuss the specifics of your treatment, including whether stitches will be required, during your consultation.
Yes, crown lengthening can be combined with other dental treatments such as dental crowns, veneers, or dental implants to achieve comprehensive smile enhancements. Our experienced team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics will create a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
Crown lengthening is a safe and common dental procedure. However, as with any surgery, there are potential risks, though they are minimal. Our skilled dental professionals will thoroughly evaluate your oral health and medical history to ensure that crown lengthening is a suitable and safe option for you.
The results of crown lengthening are long-lasting. Once the excess gum tissue or bone is removed, it does not grow back. However, maintaining good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups are crucial to ensure the longevity of your results.
Crown lengthening is recommended for individuals who require additional tooth structure exposure for functional or aesthetic purposes. Our dental team will evaluate your specific dental needs and discuss whether crown lengthening is the right treatment for you.

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Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

Andy Busch

September 14, 2023
Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

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May 31, 2023
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April 27, 2023
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April 26, 2023
It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

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April 21, 2023
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