Do you feel like your teeth look too short or you show too much gum when you smile? While it might seem like the teeth appear shorter than normal, your teeth may actually be covered by too much gum tissue. This extra gum tissue around teeth can make teeth look short and lead to a “gummy smile”. Having extra gum tissue may also increase susceptibility to gum infections if they become difficult to clean. Esthetic crown lengthening is a procedure that is done to help reshape this excess tissue to expose more of the natural teeth and reveal a natural, more fuller beautiful smile!