McLean, VA Crown Lengthening

Reshape gum tissue for a beautiful, healthy smile

The smile you deserve

Crown lengthening (sometimes called gum and bone contouring) is a simple surgical procedure to remove excessive gum tissue and expose more of your tooth structure. It can be performed on one tooth, several teeth, or your entire gum line — all right here in our McLean, VA office.


Crown lengthening for aesthetics

If you suffer from a gummy or uneven smile, crown lengthening creates a symmetrical gum line that beautifully frames your smile.

Crown lengthening for health

If you have damage below your gum line, crown lengthening provides access to the tooth and makes it easier to place a restoration.

Crown lengthening should always be performed by a qualified specialist. As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Hasan is an expert in all matters concerning your gums. Your smile is in good hands at Sculpt Center for Implants & Periodontics.

Is crown lengthening right for you?

Crown lengthening offers incredible benefits for your health and appearance.


Creates an even, uniform gum line and smile

Transforms a “gummy smile” (making short teeth appear longer)

Restores gums damaged by periodontal disease


Ensures successful veneer placement


Adds space between your jawbone and a dental crown


Access to treat tooth decay or fractures below your gum line



Experience Matters

Fadi Hasan


Dr. Hasan is uniquely qualified to improve the health and beauty of your gums. He specializes in crown lengthening and other procedures related to the teeth’s supporting structures. Dr. Hasan takes an interdisciplinary approach, coordinating your care with a team of leading specialists to improve every aspect of your health and smile.

What Sets Us Apart?


Our patients deserve the best. Our periodontal studio is equipped with the latest dental technology and materials to ensure superior outcomes.


Patients often remark on our impeccable chairside manner and ability to help them feel relaxed. We offer IV Sedation to ensure your comfort and a modern, catered experience.

Faster, Easier Recovery

We use minimally-invasive techniques to ensure successful outcomes and faster healing. Our patients enjoy gentle care and see immediate and lasting improvements after treatment.

Beautiful Outcomes

With an eye for aesthetics, Dr. Hasan and our entire team are dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcomes for our patients. We’ll help you achieve a stunning smile.

Questions? Learn more here

How do I know if I need crown lengthening?

There are several reasons why gum contouring may be recommended as part of your treatment plan:

  • Protection from Gum Disease: Evening out the gum line can reduce risks of periodontal disease and tooth loss.
  • Restoring Teeth: This procedure is crucial for treating severe decay or fractures below the gum line, allowing for effective dental restoration.
  • Preparation for Dental Crowns: Crown lengthening creates the necessary space for a dental crown, ensuring it doesn’t harm gum tissue or bone.
  • Cosmetic Improvements: If an uneven gum line affects your smile, reshaping the gums can create a more balanced appearance.

How does crown lengthening work?

During the procedure, Dr. Hasan will carefully and artfully sculpt the gums and sometimes the underlying bone to uncover the full surface of the teeth. Our goal is to create a symmetrical and beautiful gum line that perfectly frames your smile while ensuring your complete comfort.

What should I expect during the crown-lengthening recovery period?

After crown lengthening, you might experience some swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain relievers and cold compresses. It’s advisable to eat soft foods and avoid strenuous activities for a few days. Additionally, your dentist will provide specific guidelines on how to brush and floss during the healing process to avoid irritating the treated area.

No Referral Needed

Reshape your smile with gum contouring

We welcome the opportunity to solve both aesthetic and structural concerns caused by a gummy smile. During your initial visit, Dr. Hasan will thoroughly assess your gum health, discuss your goals, and create a personalized treatment plan. Together, you’ll discuss whether or not gum contouring is the best procedure to address your health and smile.

Sculpt Center for
Implants & Periodontics

Enjoy our modern, relaxing space designed to help you rejuvenate and restore. We’ve carefully planned every aspect of your visit to ensure a quality periodontal and dental implant experience from start to finish. We proudly serve patients throughout McLean, VA Vienna, VA and Wolf Trap, VA.


8201 Greensboro Dr. Suite 702
McLean, VA, 22102
Get Directions

Monday – Thursday: 9AM – 5PM
Friday: 8AM – 3PM

Mclean VA Sculpt Center for Implants and Periodontics Dental Office
2023 top dentist sculpt center for implants & periodontics