Crown lengthening is a dental cosmetic procedure that is done is reveal more of the surface of your teeth thereby improving its appearance. Crown lengthening is typically performed in cases when there is not enough room to support your restorations. Schedule an appointment with us to learn more.
Who are the best candidates for a crown lengthening procedure?
A requirement for this procedure is to have a healthy set of teeth in the first place. A patient who is a sufferer of gum disease may not stand as the perfect candidate for this procedure. Hence, it is vital to treat it before considering a crown lengthening procedure. A crown lengthening procedure's primary goal is to provide patients with an even gum line.
What does the procedure look like?
As the dentist commences the procedure, the patient would be administered with local anesthesia near the surrounding gums. Once your mouth is prepared, the excessive gum tissues are slowly sliced out. This would help reveal more of your crown, and the gum line would be groomed for a naturally even looking smile.
Your gums will be closed to halt the bleeding.
After a typical crown lengthening procedure, it is natural to experience a bit of swelling. Your dentist would prescribe over-the-counter painkillers and antibiotics to relieve off from pain and infection. It is essential to ensure routine hygiene by using a soft bristle toothbrush and mouthwash.
Schedule an appointment with us to know more about crown lengthening. We will be happy to assist you.