Tooth Elongation

Tooth elongation is also known as crown lengthening or gum lift. In this procedure, the excess gum tissues are removed and bone, if necessary, to increase the tooth length. Tooth elongation can also occur when the tooth moves forward from its original position, making it look longer.

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My right front tooth looks longer after wearing bracers for three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I started wearing braces three months ago. My right front tooth started to get longer than the left tooth. I would want to know if that is normal. Also, I have no symptoms. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Based on the images you shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I would say that it is not normal to have a particular tooth longer than the others. You need to visit your orthodontist and...  Read Full »

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