The Crown Lengthening Process Explained

Are you unhappy with your gummy smile, or do you have a tooth that needs a crown but lacks sufficient structure? If so, crown lengthening might be the solution for you. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the crown lengthening process, its benefits, and what to expect during the procedure.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a dental procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue or bone to expose more of the tooth's surface. It is commonly performed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of a smile or to provide enough tooth structure for a dental crown or filling.

During the procedure, our experienced cosmetic dentists at Progressive Periodontics will carefully reshape the gum tissue and bone surrounding the tooth. This creates a longer and more proportionate appearance, resulting in a confident and radiant smile.

Why Choose Crown Lengthening?

Enhanced Aesthetics: Crown lengthening can effectively improve the appearance of a gummy smile, making your teeth appear longer and more balanced.

Restorative Dentistry: If your tooth is too damaged or decayed to support a dental crown or filling, crown lengthening can expose enough tooth structure to ensure a successful restoration.

Improved Oral Health: By removing excess gum tissue, crown lengthening makes it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene. It reduces the risk of gum disease and allows for better access to clean the teeth and gums.

What to Expect During the Crown Lengthening Procedure

Consultation: During your initial consultation at Progressive Periodontics, our skilled cosmetic dentists will evaluate your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine if crown lengthening is the right option for you.

Treatment Planning: Once crown lengthening is deemed suitable, our team will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. X-rays and impressions may be taken to ensure precise results.

Local Anesthesia: Before the procedure begins, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area, ensuring your comfort throughout the process.

Tissue Reshaping: Using advanced dental instruments, our cosmetic dentists will carefully remove excess gum tissue and reshape the bone, exposing more of the tooth's surface. The area will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Recovery and Aftercare: Following the procedure, you may experience some swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to promote optimal healing.

Trust Progressive Periodontics for Your Crown Lengthening Needs

At Progressive Periodontics, we understand the importance of a confident smile. Our skilled dentists have years of experience in performing crown lengthening procedures, ensuring exceptional results and patient satisfaction.

If you are considering crown lengthening or any other cosmetic dentistry procedure, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable team. Together, we can create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Remember, your oral health is our priority. Contact Progressive Periodontics today to learn more about crown lengthening and our comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry services. (503) 966-3780