Dental crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that lengthens the appearance of the teeth by removing gum tissue at the gumline. This is not a common procedure but is very useful where there is damage or trauma to teeth either on or just under the gumline.

Crown lengthening is usually done by a dentist who specialises in gums, a periodontist, and is a fairly straightforward matter.

– A local anaesthetic is administered

– Tiny amounts of gum tissue are removed

– Recovery time is about two weeks

Patients “should be able to return to work and normal activities the day after the procedure”. A detailed article about dental crown lengthening can be found at


Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.