Crown Lengthening Surgery

Contact us today to restore your smile.

  • Improve teeth appearance
  • Effective teeth restoration
  • Improve gum recession defects

Crown lengthening surgery is a procedure which retracts and reshapes the gum line, exposing more of the natural tooth to act as a stable foundation for an artificial dental crown. Crown lengthening surgery can also be used to treat a gummy smile.

Dental caps have to be applied firmly to an existing tooth. However, sometimes the existing tooth is too damaged to support an artificial crown. If this is the case, crown lengthening surgery may be required to help create a stable foundation for the new dental crown.

A dental crown or cap is an artificial replacement for a natural tooth crown. When a tooth is cracked or broken, your dentist or periodontist may recommend a crown. This crown can also be used to complete different dental procedures such as root canalsbridges or dental implants.

Crown Lengthening Surgery at the Neem Tree

Crown lengthening surgery gently pulls back and reshapes the gum line so that there is enough natural tooth visible to properly support an artificial dental crown.

Your dentist will advise you on the best treatment to restore your smile and health. If you require crown lengthening surgery, our specialist dentists can make sure your surgery is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

Whether you want to treat ‘gummy smile’ or support for an artificial dental crown, we offer crown lengthening surgery from both of our practices.

Contact us today to find out more about our crown lengthening services from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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Fee Guide

Cosmetic

Composite Veneers
from £650
Porcelain Veneers
from £795
Dental Bridge (per unit)
from £795
Dental Crowns
from £795

Family Dentistry

Children’s Dental Health Check-up
from £40
Baby Under 2 Years Old Check-up
Free

General

Emergency Dental Appointments
£95
New Patient Examination
from £69
Digital X-ray
from £17
OPG X-ray – Esher only
from £55
CT Scan (both arches) – Esher only
from £220
CT Scan (single arch) – Esher only
from £115
Simple Tooth Extraction
from £260
Surgical Tooth Extraction
from £460
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
from £650
Tooth Fillings (Small)
from £160
Tooth Fillings (Medium)
from £205
Tooth Fillings (Large)
from £255
Root Canal (Anterior)
from £550
Root Canal (Posterior)
from £815
Sports Mouthguards
from £200
Mouthguard for grinding
450

Hygiene

Simple Hygiene (30 mins)
from £79
Hygiene with Dentist
from £115
Tooth Stain Removal inc. AirFlow (45 mins)
from £105
Perio Hygiene (60 mins)
from £260

Implants

Dental Implants
from £1,500
Dental Implant Crown
from £1,250
Dental Crown
from £795
All-on-4
from £12,000
Sinus Augmentation
from £800
Implant Bone Grafting
from £800
Full Arch Restoration (per jaw)
from £12,000

Orthodontics

Consultation & Report
from £160
Lateral Cephalogram
from £50
Study Models
from £50
Ceramic Braces
from £4,500 – £4,800
Damon Braces
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Incognito Braces
from £8,000
Invisalign Check-up & Appointment
from £500
Invisalign Upper & Lower
from £2,900 – £4,500
Metal Braces
from £2,800 – £4,500
Pull Down Retainer
from £150
Fixed Bonded Retainer (per arch)
from £350

Periodontics

Specialist Consultation
£160
Gum Grafting
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Crown Lengthening Surgery
from £600
Peri-implantitis
from £425
Surgical Periodental Treatment
from £575
Periodontal Maintenance
from £145
Non-Surgical Root Surface Debridement
from £425 per hour
Pinhole Gum Grafting
from £1,250

Whitening

Enlighten Teeth Whitening
from £750
Home Teeth Whitening
from £375

Learn more about crown lengthening surgery

Why do I need Crown Lengthening Surgery?

This procedure can help when there isn’t enough tooth in place to hold the crown by itself. Broken teeth are especially at risk when it comes to attaching a crown. The procedure involves repositioning the bone and soft tissues. This enables successful restoration and aesthetics of teeth in both the posterior and anterior zones.

A crown that is properly fitted over the tooth helps in a better oral hygiene and also in more comfort. When it comes to aesthetic reasons, many people prefer to perform a crown lengthening surgery in order to alter what you call a “gummy smile”. “Gummy smiles” are a condition in which the gums are visible above the teeth when the person in discussion is smiling.

The time it takes for the procedure to be completed it depends on how many teeth are affected and whether both soft tissue and bone need to be removed.

How is crown lengthening surgery done?

This is a surgical procedure performed by a Periodontist. The specialist will surgically reshape the gum and bone tissue to naturally expose more natural tooth.

What should I expect after the crown lengthening surgery procedure?

You will be given pain relief, a mouth rinse and advised a soft diet. If stitches are placed, you will be asked to return to remove them, and for a maintenance review.

Glossary

Anterior

The anterior teeth refer to the incisors and canines which are font in the front of the mouth.

Dental Crown

A dental crown is an artificial replacement for the natural tooth. The section of the tooth visible above the gum is known as the crown and is covered in enamel.

Periodontist

A periodontist is a dental specialist who specialises in treating and diagnosing gum disease and other diseases of the teeth and supporting structures. They also work on preventing these diseases.

Posterior

The posterior teeth refer to the molars and premolars that are found in the back of the mouth.