Crown lengthening is usually performed to improve the health of the bone and gum tissue, prepare the tooth for a restoration, or correct a “gummy smile”. Crown lengthening is often required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration.
A frenum is a naturally occurring muscle attachment, normally seen between the front teeth (either upper or lower). It connects the inner aspect of the lip with the gum.
Osseous surgery, sometimes referred to as pocket reduction surgery or gingivectomy, refers to a number of different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the tooth roots to remove tartar and disease-causing bacteria. Osseous surgery is used to reshape deformities and remove pockets in the alveolar bone surrounding the teeth.