Teeth Look Too Short? Lengthen Them!

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Most Jefferson City people who are considering cosmetic dentistry are aware of the cosmetic dental procedures that are frequently advertised in the Jefferson City area.

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin and permanently attach to the front of teeth, and can repair chips and cracks provided they are free of decay. Many Jefferson City Dental Care patients get minimally invasive veneers on their top six teeth for a dramatic improvement.

Orthodontia has received a lot of attention in Missouri in the past twenty years with the introduction of invisible and short-term braces. And braces are not only for ‘tweens and teenagers. At Jefferson City Dental Care, we have seen more adults straighten their teeth to achieve stunning smiles with discrete orthodontic treatment.

Porcelain crowns are a common method to restore beauty, strength and natural tooth function. Porcelain crowns are also used with state-of-the-art dental implants to restore missing teeth.

A cosmetic dental procedure that is lesser-known in the Jefferson City area is crown lengthening. If you feel that your teeth appear too short or that your smile exposes more gum than you would like (a ‘gummy smile’), you may be interested in crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a method to expose the visible part of the tooth while minimizing the vertical length of exposed gum tissue.

When a gummy smile is corrected, our Jefferson City crown lengthening patients are often surprised at how it positively affects their whole face. Patients enjoy their new smiles with the pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth that have been hidden under gum tissue their whole life.

This procedure can also be a solution for a tooth that is fractured at the gumline. The surgery makes the tooth structure accessible for the required restoration.

Digital imaging helps Jefferson City dental professionals perform crown lengthening with exactness. A 3-D image of a patient’s tooth and bone structure allows our cosmetic dentists to contour their gumline to the exact requirements.

Schedule a consultation by calling Jefferson City Dental Care at 573-634-2400. We are located at 3551 Amazonas Dr in Jefferson City. We look forward to showing you photos of crown lengthening patients who are enjoying their new look.


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3551 Amazonas Dr
Jefferson City, Missouri


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