This procedure improves the esthetics of your gum-line and is also recommended if you require special treatment to prepare for a restorative procedure, such as a crown or a bridge.

During crown lengthening, we adjust the gum-line to expose more of your tooth and improve your dental symmetry. This procedure improves the appearance of your teeth and gives you a more natural-looking smile. Crown lengthening can be done for one tooth or several teeth. It is an ideal treatment if you have what’s often referred to as a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile can make your teeth appear short. Once the tissue is reshaped, your teeth will be exposed at their proper and more natural looking length.

Whether you opt for this procedure to improve function or for esthetics, you’ll end up with a beautiful new smile and better 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.

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