Lengthening Lengthen Your Crown for Safe & Long-Lasting Tooth Restoration

What is
Crown Lengthening?

Crown Lengthening is usually performed to improve the health of the gum tissue, prepare the mouth for a procedure, or correct a “gummy smile”. A “gummy smile” is used to describe an instance where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue resulting in a less esthetically-pleasing smile.

When Is Crown Lengthening Necessary?

We may suggest crown lengthening for restorative, cosmetic, or functional reasons:

Restoring damaged teeth. Decay and trauma can severely damage teeth. If a fracture or break occurs beneath the gum line, it may be necessary to lengthen the crown to prepare for optimal repair of the damaged tooth.

Cosmetic Improvement. With too much gum tissue over enamel, teeth appear unnaturally short. This can degrade the sophistication of the smile and also present a risk for gum infection. Crown lengthening can optimize the balance between teeth and gums to refine the smile and reduce the risk of unnecessary gum inflammation.

Functional restoration. Dental crowns are restorations that cover natural tooth structure to the gum line. In some cases, the crown needs to be lengthened in order to improve the space between the crown and supporting bone to prevent damage to the gums.

How is it done?

The procedure involves reshaping or recontouring the gum tissue and possibly the bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to–tooth relationship. Crown lengthening can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth, or the entire gum line. Visit your dental clinic in Singapore for more information.

Our Periodontist

Dr Low is an experienced specialist in gum surgery and dental implants. His expertise is in the area of regenerative gum therapy, gingival grafting, crown lengthening and management of chronic gum infections. Dr Low provides a comprehensive range of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy as well as dental implant procedures with special interest in regenerative periodontics. He is also a lecturer in National University Singapore Dental School and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP).

Dr Low Yi Han
Dental Specialist in Periodontics

Why Choose Us?

Experience and safety matters. Our team of experienced specialists, including orthodontists, will provide you with predictable, evidence based care.

Facilities and Equipment

Our clinic is supported with modern dental technology and safety equipment to deliver quality dental care in a safe environment.


We are only a short walk from Orchard MRT (NS22). The location is well serve by the bus service with ample parking within the building.

Affordable Care

Simply better value with our transparent fees and installment plans.

Service Excellence

Personalized dental treatment that takes your concerns, convenience and wellbeing seriously.

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