It is a procedure often used in conjunction with cosmetic smile design. The teeth may actually be the proper length, but they’re covered with too much gum tissue. It’s possible to correct this by performing a procedure called crown lengthening. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. Think of it like pushing back the cuticles on a fingernail. The outcome is longer looking teeth and a winning smile.
For recently lost upper molar replacement where little bone grafting is needed, it’s possible that sinus lift and implant insertion can be performed at the same time. Otherwise the dental implant must wait until your own bone has sufficiently re grown; this can take up to 8 months. Our dental professionals can asses your situation and give you an approximate timeline for your specific case.