Gums that are infected with periodontal disease can become lose and begin to sag over the surface of your teeth. When this happens, your smile can begin to look “gummy,” and your teeth can appear shorter. To correct this, Dr. Bui may perform a crown lengthening procedure, which involves gently removing any excess gums. In the end, you can have your smile’s old and natural appearance back. If you feel that you could benefit from crown lengthening in San Jose, California, we welcome you to contact AZ Dental at 408-247-5500 and schedule an appointment with our periodontist.