Cosmetic procedures help our patients who want to improve the esthetics of their gum line as well as for patients who may require special treatment to prepare for a restorative procedure such as a crown or bridge.

Crown lengthening is a procedure which adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of your tooth. This procedure will improve the appearance of your gum line and will give you a more natural and more beautiful smile. Crown lengthening can be done to one or several teeth and is an ideal treatment for patients who show a lot of their gums when they smile. Often a gummy smile makes a person’s teeth appear short. Once the tissue is reshaped, your teeth will be exposed at their proper and more natural looking length.

Whether your crown lengthening is done to improve function or for esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health.


Dr. Nevins did a thorough review of my medical history and then gave me an exam. We were able to define a first step that made sense. He also put to rest some of the fears that had been caused by the first provider.

Stephanie G. | Boston, MA

Dr. Nevins has worked on gum recession and other procedures with absolute perfection. He’s knowledgeable, extremely detail oriented and is the top doctor; expert in his field.

Mary C. | Boston, MA

I came to Dr. Nevins for a second opinion and was very impressed with the level of detail explaining the options and the pros/cons. They spent a lot of time trying to get to the right answer and to make sure I understood the issues.

Renee C. | South End, Boston, MA
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