If you have tooth decay, require a dental crown, or have a “gummy” smile, you may need to undergo crown lengthening. Like the name suggests, crown lengthening extends the height of the natural tooth by removing and reshaping the gum tissue and bone around it. Crown lengthening describes either a functional or aesthetic treatment to restore the health and natural beauty of one or more teeth. Crown lengthening in Venice, FL, is a minor surgical procedure and our treatment is oftentimes completed with minimally invasive dental lasers, in addition to the traditional method with a scalpel. For most patients, only a local anesthetic is needed for this procedure, though we offer multiple forms of sedation to assure your total comfort.